Astigmatism: Sight Paintings


Paperback 105 x 148 mm
82 pp
35 colour
December 2016
Edition of 200

The paintings in Astigmatism are part of a wider documentary project featuring Phoenix’s friends — many of whom are artists in their own right; as well as participants in London’s DIY community. Made without the aid of lenses (which he wears to correct defective eyesight) the process forced a new approach and way of looking. Macro studies of 

texture and colour were then re-photographed, edited and arranged across 82 pages; interwoven among the original works and with a new text by Bryony Beynon - framing the ideas contained within the work around embracing imperfection and social models of disability. The resulting bookwork, designed by Robin Christian is presented as a standalone piece of work – also as a document of an ongoing series.

Available from Makina Books