Philip ShaferThey,C-Print, 125x125 cm, 2016
Philip ShaferMarzella,C-print, 100x100 cm, 2016
Philip Shafer3 JAN,Single Channel Holographic Video, SRD, 1:85, Fernsehturm, 2011
Philip ShaferEU Images, Performance Detail, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2011
Philip Shafer born in 1985 in Arkansas. Blurring the line between performance and non-performance, art and non-art, Philip Shafer produces work combining photography, sculpture, and performance to juxtapose disparate cultural codes. In the process, he challenges politically correct multicultural ideals, framing personal identity as something that’s fetishized and reified. Making explicit his own identity as a young, educated, gay white male raised in the United States, these works are further charged by Shafer's personal implicaton within this cultural equation.