Artist Profile in the latest issue of Art Collector
Philip Wolfhagen's new multi-panel paintings for his upcoming exhibition 'Elegies', have been featured in the July-September issue of Art Collector in an evocative article written by Briony Downes titled 'In Our Nature' on pages 162 - 167.
"There is no doubt Wolfhagen is an expert at the atmospheric. He has held a longstanding fascination with the works of 19th century artist Caspar David Friedrich and French Baroque painter Claude Lorrain. His paintings often reflect the [Tasmanian] landscape around him; the grey lilac skies of early morning over pasture or the crackling embers of a distant fire. ... It is a view that has been studied intently by Wolfhagen for more than 20 years."
'Elegies' will open at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney on Thursday 27 September.
Elegies - Solo Exhibition in Sydney
Philip Wolfhagen is currently busy in the studio creating new works for an exhibition titled Elegies with Dominik Mersch Gallery. A selection of works will be previewed at Sydney Contemporary, the art fair held in September at Carriage Works in Sydney. Art Collector magazine will be presenting a profile article on Philip Wolfhagen in the next issue.
The exhibition will be showing at Dominik Mersch Gallery running from 27 September to 29 October 2018. Please contact the gallery if you would like to preview the exhibition.
Philip Wolfhagen, Concept for Elegy in Five Parts (detail), oil & beeswax on linen, 62 x 33cm, five panels - 62 x 148cm overall
New Works by Philip Wolfhagen
Philip Wolfhagen will be showing three new works at Sydney Contemporary, the art fair held in September at Carriage Works in Sydney. The fair will open on 7 September. New works by Wolfhagen will be showing at Dominik Mersch Gallery (Booth E13) and Bett Gallery (Booth F06).
A new exhibition Hinterlands will be Wolfhagen's next solo exhibition, opening on 13 October at Bett Gallery in Hobart. Please contact the gallery if you would like to preview the exhibition.
Philip Wolfhagen, remnants no. 2, oil and beeswax on linen, 62 x 46cm (showing at Bett Gallery, Booth F06)
Wolfhagen wins the Lloyd Rees Art Prize
Congratulations to Philip Wolfhagen for winning the 2017 Lloyd Rees Art Prize. The prize is a biannual independently judged, acquisitive prize that recognises Rees' legacy and contribution to Australian landscape painting. The prize is awarded to the best painting to demonstrate light in the landscape. Wolfhagen's winning work titled transitory light depicts a twilight scene of the view overlooking Norfolk Plains in northern Tasmania. This year the prize was judged by Janet Holmes a Court AC.
Governor Kate Warner pictured with Philip Wolfhagen and Colville Gallery Director Trudi Curtis. Photo Amy Brown