Powerful Portraits: Joel Daniel Phillips

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2015
San Francisco artist Joel Daniel Phillips who will be showing work at Art Market SF beginning April 29. He’s also a brand ambassador for art supplier Conté à Paris, as he should be, since he favors their charcoal and handles it expertly to create life size portraits.

Joel Daniel Phillips 'No Regrets in Life'

Illustration // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In 'No Regrets in Life', Joel Daniel Phillips has created seven-foot tall charcoal and graphite odes to the homeless community of San Francisco's Central Market district. 'Through larger than life-sized renderings of individuals from my street corner, "No Regrets in Life" examines the people I encounter on a regular basis. Overlooked and unidentified, the renderings are an attempt to play with our voyeuristic tendencies toward the indigence surrounding us, hiding in plain sight...'