Phillip John Velasco Gabriel
Artist in Residence

 

 

Phillip John Velasco Gabriel (b. 1983, Jacksonville, FL.) is a Filipino American, New York City based painter. He is represented by Ramiken in New York and And Now in Dallas. Describing his practice Ramiken have written, “Gabriel draws inspiration from the hieratic compositions of Catholic painting from the Renaissance, the geometric organization of high Modernism as well as the color field painting styles that evolved from it, and the mashup paint jobs of Jeepneys in the Phillipines. His subjects include agate landscapes, Chinese dream stones, Japanese anime, hypnotic Youtube videos, erotic cartoons, x-rays, thermal imaging, blue volcanic fire, and a haunting portrait of a social humanoid robot named Sophia. Each work is a collection of eidolons, ideals that refuse to coalesce, existing instead as evanescent phantoms of the human form, animated by an eternal mood.” Recent exhibitions: Phillip John Velasco Gabriel, AND NOW, Dallas (2022), Vigilator, Ramiken, New York (2021), Phillip John Velasco Gabriel, AND NOW, Dallas (2020), Eidolons, Ramiken, New York (2019).