Impasto-painted strokes of bright colors are the framework of artist Shiri Phillips’ textural abstract artworks. Inspired by the vibrant surroundings she found growing up on the Mediterranean and the Southern Californian Coast, Phillips is driven by the philosophy of “color is life”. She uses thick strokes of color and places them with precision on canvas, creating a graphic-like or pixelated look.
Phillips studied at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media and received a bachelor’s degree in Art History. Her works have been influenced by impressionism and the geometric nature of graphic design.
“My art is paired with intent, delivering pieces that hope to give the viewer the comfort of structure, along with the emotional release of abstraction. By overlaying the various mediums in an abstracted or impressionistic way, I hope to create a vivid experience for the viewer.” Phillips' works have been exhibited in galleries and art fairs throughout the United States, including in New York and Los Angeles.