Phillip Estlund’s sculpture incorporates found materials and detritus including human-made, natural, and synthetic-chemical materials, which he manipulates to make the synthetic look natural and vice versa. Estlund addresses Florida’s contemporary landscape as a visual and physical stew, its tenuous natural environment, and economic aspects that affect our environment.
Estlund was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied in the Netherlands at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg. He has been included in exhibitions at Cheim and Reid (NYC), Gagosian (NYC), Eleven Rivington (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), among others. Most recently Estlund was included in Work/Space at ACME (Los Angeles) and a solo exhibition at Gavlak (Palm Beach) entitled Degenerate Nature.