A hyper-realist artist capturing glamour and beauty in physical transformation.
Philip Munoz graduated with a degree in biochemistry at the University of Bristol. He turned his attentions to art and has been a resident of Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol since 2007. Drawn to the vibrant and youthful, care-free characters that are seen every day outside the doors of his studio, Muñoz has increasingly focused on creating portraits and figures immersed in the urban context, whether a close-up examination of the glamorous, adorned with tattoos, or a figure caught in a fleeting moment of city life. His is an intimate portrayal of the eclectic, where fashion and identity are of foremost importance in its role in female identity.
Within the framework of his hyper-realist technique, Muñoz explores the use of paint, mark-making and surface texture to produce paintings that have a life that is more than purely an image on a screen.
Philip Munoz was introduced to us by fellow artist Adrian Sykes, currently our gallery’s top selling artist. Philip is based in the same studios in Bristol. He brings a thought provoking and exciting addition to the gallery.