Philip Chanin explores the narrative of Modern Glitter, how craft for children became the voice of the forlorn.
We follow a series of photographs to uncover the channeling of simplistic statements of raw unvarnished glitter art as intuit movement for outsider disabled artist, Philip Chanin.
This was in New Orleans, I found work as a house-boi. this would have been 2010. I was experimenting with miniature glitter portraiture at the time, I would always paint over these, but I always admire the state of them in this quality, just unfettered with decisions but individual tones of glitter ombre work.
This is 2015. I moved back to Nashville, Tennessee briefly. Here they are decorative, as accents. Soon they would become their own collection.
Oakland, 2017. The Space Age Atomic Style has found a match in the glitter. Singular pieces begin to evolve, taking form.
I began to experiment with whole modern glitter collections in Oakland, playing with fluorescent and neon tones as well as metallic and monochromatic pigment schemes.