The wasted beauty of Richard Phillips.
Richard Phillips (born 1962) is known for his large-scale glossy hyper-realistic paintings, recalling the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflecting traditions of popular image culture. His paintings represent close-up portraits, predominantly of women from fashion and soft porno magazines, but also persons from the fields of pop music and politics. He says “My pictures involve a kind of wasted beauty – that’s always been a thread in my work.“
The two short films he has directed with Sasha Grey and Lindsay Lohan are two real documents about the isolated beauty, the clean and senseless way of the burgeois people, but mostly the decadent routine of classy women.