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106 ARTIST SHOWCASE Philippe Thelin

Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 2001, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Philippe Thelin

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ainting is a form of self-expression for Philippe Thelin, who uses oils, acrylics, water-colours, pastels and charcoal to visually articulate his internal conflicts.

Escaping into his medium, Thelin’s painting technique mirrors his lyrical visual style. Using a combination of brush, knife and finger painting there is an essence of violence in his process, seen through his thick strokes and his frenetic scratching of the canvas.

Thelin started painting in the early 90s; however it wasn’t until 2012 that he started sharing his work outside of his studio. Since 2015 he has exhibited his work in many group and solo shows internationally, including exhibitions in Milan, Paris and New York. philippethelin.ch pthelin@bluewin.ch

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