Phil Carney lives and works in Milton Keynes. Carney’s collages create abstract narratives expressing human emotions. He is greatly influenced by cinema in his approach to images.
Carney collects old photographs, giving them new purpose through his work. A recurring theme in Carney’s work is memory and the weight of human touch. The artist uses singular, figurative images, cut or torn from their original form, setting them against a backdrop of different shapes and textures of paper, signifying time as layers in which a memory can hide. Carney’s work suggests memory as distant and almost lost to time, something which was once there but cannot be fully remembered.