Philip Madill’s work critically assesses the historic proliferation of virtual technology and its impact on the role of painting as a form of mediation. He creates immersive dystopian landscapes that are littered with defunct machinery, in order to reference the dehumanizing and hybrid nature of the virtual world.
Madill was born in Dunedin in 1980 and has been a practicing artist since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Polytechnic in 2009. He has also recently completed a Masters in Fine Arts, in which he worked primarily in drawing. He has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards for the last three years and was shortlisted fro the Parkin Drawing Prize in 2013.