Joel Daniel Phillips

San Francisco / USA

Joel Daniel Phillips tells personal and social stories through his pencil and truly lead the example of elaborating anything he understands through drawing it. Stories about the depth of human experiences, often carved into the faces of his subjects. His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Joel Daniel Phillips

Joel Daniel Phillips tells personal and social stories through his pencil and truly lead the example of elaborating anything he understands through drawing it. Stories about the depth of human experiences, often carved into the faces of his subjects. His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

American artist Joel Daniel Phillips attempts to grasp what he sees around him through the tip of a pencil and a piece of charcoal. Seeking for moments where our projected senses of self are transparent, he makes deeper, truthful emotions visible, in his realist life-sized portraits of notably disenfranchised segments of the population of San Francisco. Phillips was born in Redmond, Washington, in 1989 and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Claifornia. Since 2012 his works have been displayed in galleries around the world.

Featured on Urban Nation / Joel Daniel Phillips

  • Blog
„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
  • Blog
ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and