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Birth year

Lives in
Hayward, CA

Works in
Hayward, CA


John F Kennedy University, 2008, MFA
California State University East Bay, 2005, BFA

Representing galleries

conceptual, photography

Philip Ringler Photography

I photograph states of mind: emotions, nightmares, energies and artifacts of this incongruous roller coaster called the human condition.  Philosophical / psychological "landscapes"; silver-based black and white images of suffering and redemption, confusion and clarity, ecstasy and death, turmoil and healing. Depth contrasts the superficial. Subterranean visions overshadow consensus reality.

Paradox. Absurdity. Simulation. Authenticity.

The titles inform the images, and metaphor overrides logic, making room for ambiguity and chance.  Layers of symbols created from observations transcend factual representations. Moments are not captured and memories are not preserved, ideas are presented.

The selection of specialty film, paper and developer, as well as the physical experience of darkroom printing are essential to this "alchemical" process. Each photograph is meticulously printed on textured triple weight, fiber-base, silver gelatin paper; hand processed in a unique homemade developer. I create unique 60”x40” prints as well as 20”x16" prints in editions of 5. Please contact me for purchase, exhibition requests, publication or questions about the work.

Recent Exhibits

PHILIP RINGLER participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Balloon Stories
Misho Gallery
Sep, 2013 Psychological Landscapes
FLOAT: Floatation Center & Art Gallery
Jun, 2013 It's My Party! (Without The Hat, No One Knows It's Your Birthday)
South China University, College of Fine Arts
Jun, 2013 International Art/ Conceptual Photography Exhibition
Wen Ying Art Highlands Gallery
Oct, 2012 Root Division’s 11th Annual Art Auction
Root Division
Oct, 2012 Root Division’s *BUY NOW* Art Auction Preview & Artist Reception
Root Division
Click here to see all exhibits for PHILIP RINGLER

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