PhD project

Beyond Representation: Painting as Embodied Practice

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Application deadline

30 June 2024

Principal Supervisor

Philip Braham

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Practice-based PhD project that understands painting as an intuitive embodied act that goes beyond representation, that is, the concrete realisation of something seen or thought. Through a perceptive openness and engagement with the world, a performative response is stirred through the material properties of paint, such that the painting transcends its object status and becomes a vessel for a poetics of meaning. Painting is both a verb and a noun, and its significance depends on the skill of the artist to understand and translate the experience of Being, in the sense that Heidegger identifies as having been lost in everyday existence.

How to apply

  1. Email Mr Philip Braham to
    • Send a copy of your CV
    • Discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).
  2. After discussion with Mr Braham, formal applications can be made via our direct application system. 
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