Philip Jarvis' work is both playful and poignant. In immortalising such subjects as Seaweed and Sandcastles, Jarvis celebrates not only our lifestyles but reminds us of the importance of simple pleasures: lazy days, breathing space, time spent with family and friends. However, in subtly evoking those seemingly never-ending, long, hot childhood summers, Jarvis also reminds us how fleeting and transient those precious moments are.
With an arts foundation in ceramics, glass and sculpture, Jarvis has established a reputation both internationally and nationally for his playful yet serious sculptural, multi-media practice.
Philip Jarvis is a graduate of Camberwell School of Art (1987–1990) and Royal College of Art, (1990–92). His work is held in numerous collections including Te Papa Museum, Wellington, NZ; A.I.R Vallauris, France; Christchurch Museum, NZ and Otago Museum, NZ.