Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Underlying Jarred Phillip’s body of work is a playful critique of material fixations and systems of prestige. His paintings, sculptures, and drawings focus on objects and symbols of wealth and power that he renders and recreates in delicate and precarious ways. His intentionally crude cardboard maquettes of mansions and luxury vehicles literally overflow with images torn from the pages of lifestyle magazines. By using “low” materials to literally prop up and support “high” images, Phillips work playfully reveals a great deal about the absurdity of the social, aesthetic, economic, and political inequalities imbricated in our visual language.