Philip Braham is a Scottish artist whose paintings and photographs emerge from the Northern European engagement with landscape as a metaphor for the human condition. Recent projects reflect on the temporal nature of our existence through personal recollection and collective history, set within the slowly evolving landscape that bears us forward. Fidelity to experience is fundamental to his practice, which develops from a phenomenological immersion in landscape that brings a poetic resonance to his paintings and photographs.
Philip Braham graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1980, and completed a Postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Holland the following year. He then undertook a year of research as visiting artist at the University of California at Los Angeles before returning to his native Scotland. In 1989 he joined the illustrious stable of Raab Gallery London/Berlin. His career includes 24 solo exhibitions to date; in addition to numerous group shows both nationally and internationally. Braham’s paintings and photographs are held in many public and private collections and art foundations. Among the awards received are the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award for painting, and the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award for lens-based work. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Raab Gallery Berlin, and at the Royal Scottish Academy for the Edinburgh International Festival in 2010.
A longstanding interest in continental aesthetics informs his pedagogical role as Programme Director for Art & Philosophy at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.