Juxtapoz // Monday, February 23, 2015
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Life Wants to Live, a series of new works by Massachusetts-born, London-based artist Phil Hale in what will be his debut solo exhibition at the gallery. The first decade of the millennium and its attendant information surge comprehensively shattered any historic model of human activity. In Life Wants to Live, Hale’s first solo exhibition in four years, the artist wanders through the debris field.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
London-based painter Phil Hale's "current work focuses on figure as well, in depictions of slightly surreal scenes with strange characters performing various physical feats, usually in a confrontation of some sort. He seems to take keen interest in tension and emphasis of angular and dynamic aspects of the figure, almost always incorporating slight anatomical distortions to great effect."
Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Phil Hale is one of the most compelling and unpredictable painters working in Britain today. His work has been largely concerned with the struggle to integrate form and abstraction into psychologically powerful and coherent forms. An American figurative painter with a long history of creating emmensley skilled works that can be deemed as classical as their counterparts, Hale reaches a sense of almost voyeuristic exhibitionism in his new works entitled 'Record Separator.'