Archer’s People and Places at Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh

Philip Archer, 'Shadows on the Bridge', oil pastel on watercolour board
Philip Archer OBE, 'Shadows on the Bridge', oil pastel on watercolour board

Title:
Philip Archer OBE: Shadows and Reflections

Times:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00, Sat 11:00 - 16:00

From: 13 Jan 2023

To: 4 Feb 2023

Venue:
Open Eye Gallery
34 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH3 6QE

Share this page

Philip Archer OBE: Shadows and Reflections at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh features oil paintings inspired by marketplaces and oil pastels rooted in the landscapes of Le Langhe in the Piedmont region of Italy. The result of paying great attention to detail in people and places, the oil paintings emerge from a long, patient process, whereby he adds thin layers of paint repeatedly to achieve a fine balance of colour and form. His oil pastels (a medium invented for Picasso by his Paris art materials supplier, Sennellier) distil his subjects into tight, intense forms. In both, Archer captures the drama of figures and shadows, of people at work or in contemplation.

Share this page

Sign up for Artmag’s free weekly newsletter!

Join us every Friday morning for the latest art news, art openings, exhibitions, live performances, interviews and stories + top UK and international art destinations.