Phil Goss works with a variety of media to produce multidisciplinary work that ranges from minimalistic mono-prints to multilayered murals, gestural drawings and canvas paintings with complex textures. His artistic practice is a balancing exercise between representation and abstraction, producing images that resist clear formulation through descriptive language. Goss’s background in literature has played an important role in developing his work, with strong influences by writers such as William Blake, J. G. Ballard and William Faulkner; and in this particular case by Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi.
Phil Goss (b. 1984, Bristol) is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Grounded in drawing, his work embraces a variety of techniques and materials that range from painting to textile prints and installation. He is interested in how a subject can be explored across a series of different mediums. Goss has shown extensively in the UK, including at the V&A Museum, Rye Art Gallery, Evelyn Yard Gallery, Josh Lilley Gallery, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower, Geddes Gallery, and London Design Festival; and has been commissioned work by Folk, Paul Smith, Alex Eagle, Blacks, Fix126, and Santoremedio. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing in London, where he lives and works.