Video from my solo show in Copenhagen at VESS gallery. Check it out!
Issue 7 is out now. Check it out. Special by me inside.
A solo exhibition of new works by American artist Phil America.
'The Nefarious Face of Chinatown' shows a series of photos and artifacts from Bangkok's Chinatown, a neighborhood considered to be the most authentic Chinatown outside of China. The works give an in- depth look at the underworld of one of the world's most criminal neighborhoods in search of its true face.
Before setting up the show, several artifacts gathered by the artist that are related to the neighborhood, were confiscated by the Danish police and the law- firm owning the rights to Rolex. However, the show is still complete and will open September 28th. The show will be at Vess in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ABOVE THE LAW
Montana Shop Lisboa
Montana Shop & Gallery Lisboa and Phil America present a dramatic look at freedom through art as presented by graffiti, its artists, and its landscapes. In this photo series, the dissimulation of photography as art is a focal point, focusing not on the subject of illusion but rather the verisimilitude which is ever-present due to the nature of the content of the works. For the last decade, Phil America has followed artists within this movement, combining art and urban exploration while engaging in the human construct of freedom in a Western ideology.
"Above The Law," documents a perpetual search for a moment in time high above the experience of everyday life within the boundaries of art. Despite traditional decree and the legal framework in 10 countries across 3 continents, Phil America has taken to documenting a radical movement within a revolutionist subculture: the small handful of individuals throughout the globe intensely focused on bringing art to public passenger trains and forever searching for a piece of freedom above the law.
The work presents each photo grasping hold of a moment in time every individual in modernity dreams of: a moment of clarity and freedom. With the harsh, assertive photos presented on a background of the clean, white, minimal structure of the gallery, he showcases the contrast of the individuals and their clear devotion to an art unaccepted and unchained abutting art in a corporate sense.
Where: Montana Gallery Lisboa, Portugal
When: September 6th, 2013
Who: Phil America
What: Solo show of unseen and unpublished photo works, slide show and limited edition t-shirt by Phil America x Montana Gallery
If you are in London on Friday September 6th, check out the launch of Accent magazine’s issue 3 release! The magazine features 10 portrait stories and the launch of their new website! An article and photos by me from Klong Toey Slums in Bangkok! Check it out! If you’re not in town, order online.
At Haggerston Espresso Room. Live set from Tawiah and DJs. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a vegan like me then things like this are probably more disgusting than they are impressive. That said, Klong Toey Market in Bangkok, Thailand is one of the most interesting living places you can find in the world. If you’re in the city and need something to do, and have the stomach for it, go! MRT stop Klong Toey!