Ruth Philo

23 May 2019 – 4 Jul 2019

Regular hours

00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30

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m2 Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • No. 12 to Peckham. Then walk 5mins east along Queens Road. No. 36, 436 or 171 to Queens Road Peckham station from Victoria through Oval. No. 53 or 453 from Oxford Circus via Elephant & Castle. Get off at 'Toys R Us' on the Old Kent Road. 7mins walk
  • 6 an hour from London Bridge to Queens Road Peckham (7mins). Also 10 past and 40 minutes past the hour from Victoria, London Bridge train (17mins).
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The exhibition includes a series of paintings in the m2 Gallery and 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion that bring the hues of the everyday together with two one minute films If Blue Could Be Happiness and The Sea Today.


Ruth Philo's work often begins with walking … it is a sensory process, feeling, seeing, hearing, thinking … noticing aspects of place, terrain, colour, light, temperature and weather.  There is a continual dialogue between thoughts and senses through the experience that continues into painting …  it is instinctive, unconscious and personal.  Rather than depicting the world the paintings convey a sensory experience through abstraction, using the language of colour, surface, and gesture as touch to evoke feeling and memory.  

As well as painting Philo also makes projects that involve people and place.  In 2017-18 she worked on The River Runs Through Us, a film, walks and wild swim project with sound artist Stuart Bowditch on the River Stour in Suffolk & Essex, supported by ACE and the Dedham Vale AONB.  They explored the deeper connectedness and primitive co-dependency that exists between people and water. Two one minute films ‘If Blue Could Be Happiness’ and ‘The Sea Today’ will also be shown and are  concurrently on showin Alive in the Universe curated by Caroline Wiseman at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice as part of the Around Town events at the Venice Biennale 2019.

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Julia Manheim

Ken Taylor

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Ruth Philo

Ruth Philo


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