Julian Phillips Mosiac - Julian Phillips Fineart

Julian Phillips Mosiac - Julian Phillips Fineart

Julian Phillips Mosaics – Julian Phillips Fine Art

Hugely talented and experienced artist specialising in the mosaic art form as well as other forms of fine art. Living in Wilderness between George and Sedgefield along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. Doing mosaic inlays commissioned by private individuals, businesses as well as municipalities. He also designs and makes mosaics to order, created on mesh which can be shipped world wide. Paintings can also be commissioned.

Mosaic art is of course an ancient form of expression of art and dates back to the oldest civilisations. This art form was used to reflect the history of society and parts of many of these mosaics can still be seen even today.

‘Mosaic work can be immensely therapeutic,’ says Wilderness artist Julian Phillips. ‘For people who have been through trauma or stress, the process of mosaic helps to lift the spirit, calm the mind, and restore psychological balance and harmony.’

About Julian Phillips Mosaics

This wonderfully talented mosaic artist studied at the Inscape Design College in Cape Town. He owned a mosaic shop there where he tutored in mosaic art for a number of years. Then he started a business in Observatory called Inlay making mosaics and furniture for another three years.

Thereafter Julian moved to Wilderness where he opened a shop in Milkwood Village. Due to quiet times during winters, he closed the shop after two years and started working from his workshop at home. Since then he has completed many projects for municipalities, businesses as well as private people.

Mosaic Artwork by Julian Phillips Mosaics

Mosaic artists are not restricted to marble or ceramic tiles, but make use of a combination of different materials. To create his unusual work, remarkable designs as well as astounding details, Julian Phillips makes use of pieces of glass and mirror. Also stainless steel, perspex, aluminium, metal, fabric, cement, wood, stones pebbles and paint as well as oxides, patina, to name but some of the possibilities.

His mosaic artworks include bespoke table tops, murals, kitchen splash-backs, bathroom and shower decorations, floor mosaics as well as cornices. Also water features, insides of fountains and swimming pools, decoration of patio areas, outside stone pebble mosaics, etc. There is no end to the possibilities of mosaic art.

He also designs and makes signs, e.g. for restaurants and also back-lights the sign (or any other decoration) with LED lighting, creating a stunning effect.

Completed Commissioned Artworks by Julian Phillips Mosaics

Examples of commissioned work done by this truly talented and hard-working artist. Some done for municipalities, some for restaurants as well as private customers.

  • A 3 x 10 m mosaic mural on a wall surrounding a Youth Centre Amphitheatre in Beaufort West. During this project he trained 10 – 12 youths to assist in completing the project in 2½ weeks.
  • Recently (2018) he completed a stunning mosaic artwork in the entrance area of the Thembalethu Day Centre in George.
  • Commissioned by the Mossel Bay Municipality, he painstakingly repaired the mosaic art on the Mossel Bay War Memorial.
  • Three fountain mosaics in York Street in George. One in front of Standard Bank and the other two with stainless steel flowers as well, in front of the Civic Gardens.
  • Pezula Private Estate, Knysna – pool and two water features.
  • Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay – floor entrance.
  • Groot Brak – pool wall feature.
  • Ernie Els – shower mural.
  • Pomodoro Restaurant, Wilderness – 14 tables as well as their signage.
  • Blue Olive Restaurant, Wilderness – signage

There are of course many more projects Julian has completed up to date. This list is a mere overview of this artist’s creative achievements.

Private Artwork (Non-Commissioned)

  • He has created some unique pieces such as a collection of one of a kind mirrors.
  • Julian created a plastic sculpture of a whale using plastic waste found on the beach as well as his own waste. It has a wire main frame wrapped with plastic milk cartons. The body is stuffed with plastic bottles as well as other plastic pollution found on the beach. His aim is to make people aware of the need to look after the planet.
  • He also makes sculptures as well as paintings if he is not busy with some mosaic artwork.

Julian Phillips – Mosaiek Kunstenaar in Wildernis

‘n Uiters talentvolle en ervare kunstenaar wat spesialiseer in mosaiekkuns en so ook ander vorme van die skone/beeldende kunste. Hy doen mosaiekwerk in opdrag van privaat persone, besighede en so ook munisipaliteite. Verder ontwerp en maak hy mosaiekkunswerke op bestelling op maasstof wat dan wêreldwyd gelewer kan word. So ook maak hy skilderye op bestelling.

Hy het sy opleiding in die Kaap gehad waar hy ook ‘n mosaiekwinkel besit het en so ook onderrig gegee het in mosaiekkuns. Later het hy na Wildernis verhuis van waar hy tans vanuit sy werkswinkel by sy huis werk en reeds heelwat projekte vir munisipalteite, besighede en so ook privaat individue voltooi het.

Mosaiekwerk deur Julian Phillips Mosaics

Julian Phillips werk nie net met marmer of keramiek teëls nie, maar maak ook gebruik van ‘n kombinasie van verskillende materiale. Hy gebruik ook glas, spieëls, vlekvrye staal, perspex, aluminium, materiaal, hout, sement, klippies en so meer.

Sy mosaiekwerk sluit in tafelblaaie, muurversierings, badkamer- en stortversierings en so ook spatmure bokant stowe. Ook versier hy die binnekante en buiterande van swembaddens en fonteintjies, die vloere van stoepe en ingangsportale en so meer.

Hy ontwerp en maak ook naamborde van plekke soos restaurante waaragter hy ook LED-ligte sit om so die naambord te verlig. Die effek van hierdie beligting is asemrowend.

Voorbeelde van Voltooide Mosaiekprojekte deur Julian Phillips Mosaics

  • ‘n 3 x 10 m muurmosaiek by die Jeugsentrum Amfiteater in Beaufort-Wes waar hy so tien, twaalf jeugdiges geleer het om hom te help met die projek.
  • Daar is ‘n uitmuntende mosaiekkunswerk in die ontvangsarea van die Thembalethu Dagsentrum in George.
  • So het hy ook die mosaiekwerk op die Mosselbaai Oorlogsgedenkteken opgeknap.
  • Hy het ook die vloer van die ingang van Pinnacle Point in Mosselbaai versier.
  • So ook het hy ‘n pragtige muurviersiering in ‘n stort gedoen vir Ernie Els.
  • Ook die naambord van Pomodoro Restaurant plus 14 tafels met mosaiekblaaie.

Daar is nog vele meer projekte wat hy voltooi het.

Julian het ook ‘n unieke versameling spieëls waarvan nie twee dieselfde is nie. Wanneer hy nie besig is met mosaiekwerk nie, maak hierdie veelsydige kunstenaar beelde en so ook skilderye. Hy het bv. ‘n walvis gemaak uit afval plastiek wat hy en sy kinders op die strand bymekaargemaak het. Dit is ‘n unieke stuk werk en bedoel om mense bewus te maak daarvan dat almal van ons die planeet moet bewaar.

Julian Phillips

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