Philip BrahamBorn: 1959
Place of Birth: Glasgow
A graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Philip Braham first came to prominence in the 1980s with the rise of figurative painting in Scotland, which culminated in The Vigorous Imagination, an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1987. His career includes 22 solo exhibitions to date; in addition to numerous group shows both nationally and internationally. Among the awards received are the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award for painting and the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award for lens-based work. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Raab Gallery Berlin, The Scottish Gallery and at the Royal Scottish Academy for the Edinburgh International Festival contribution in 2010. A longstanding interest in continental aesthetics informs his pedagogical role as Course Director for Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices at the University of Dundee.
Braham works in both painting and photography, which are informed by the Northern European engagement with landscape as a metaphor for the human condition. Recent projects reflect on the temporal nature of our existence through personal recollection and collective history, set within the slowly evolving landscape that bears us forward. Fidelity to experience is fundamental to his practice, and this brings a poetic grace to his technical mastery of oil painting and silver-based photography.
To view his 2021 exhibition Closer to Home please click here. We were delighted that Closer to Home was presented at Perth Museum and Art Gallery later in the year.
To view photography by Philip Braham please click here.
A Distant Horizon View details
A Distant Horizon2020oil on linenH:65cm W:92cm£6,750Winter's Silence View details
Winter's Silence2020oil on linenH:65cm W:92cm£6,750Blue December, Torlum Hill View details
Blue December, Torlum Hill2019oil on linenH:81cm W:101cm£8,250Philip Braham in his Studio, 2018 View details
The Somnolence of Winter View details
The Somnolence of Winter2020oil on linenH:60cm W:80cmSoldHeavenly Turbulence View details
Heavenly Turbulence2020oil on linenH:81cm W:106cmSoldWinter Copse at Dusk View details
Winter Copse at Dusk2019oil on linenH:89cm W:116cmSoldThe North Sea View details
The North Sea2016oil on canvasH:60cm W:70cmSoldNightfall over the Carse of Gowrie View details
Nightfall over the Carse of Gowrie2017oil on Fabriano Pittura oil painting paperH:23cm W:33cmSoldStrawberry Fields, Alyth View details
Strawberry Fields, Alyth2017oil on canson figueras paperH:26cm W:34cmSoldWinterwood View details
Winterwood2014oil on boardH:15cm W:20cmSoldLeaves in a Pool View details
Leaves in a Pool2016oil on linenH:25cm W:35cmSoldMorning of the Autumn Equinox View details
Morning of the Autumn Equinox2016oil on canvasH:61cm W:92cmSoldStorm Clouds over Stanley View details
Storm Clouds over Stanley2016oil on canvasH:61cm W:92cmSoldClimber (Study) View details
Climber (Study)2017oil on boardH:10cm W:12cmSoldInto the Void View details
Into the Void2016oil on canvasH:92cm W:122cmSoldTidal Swell, Firth of Forth View details
Tidal Swell, Firth of Forth2017oil on linenH:100cm W:81cmSoldTidal Drawing, Silverknowes View details
Tidal Drawing, Silverknowes2017oil on canson figueras paperH:26cm W:34cmSoldStill Water View details
Still Water2017oil on canvasH:92cm W:122cmSoldStill Water at Dusk View details
Still Water at Duskoil on canson figueras paperH:14.6cm W:21cmSoldAgainst the Sky View details
Against the Sky2019oil on prepared paperH:7.5cm W:7.5cmSoldOverhanging Branches, 2016 View details
Overhanging Branches, 20162016Oil on canvasH:25cm W:31cmSoldCopper Beech View details
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