Guy Stanley Philoche
In the spirit of nostalgia, Philoche created his second body of work “Game Series”, inspired by joyful childhood memories with his family. As Guy explains “Every Sunday we gathered for dinner.” Afterwards, the board games came out. When playing monopoly there were many ‘side deals’, exchange of monies and ideas, these were fun, bonding times.”
In the “Game Series” the canvases are made to look worn, well used, right down to teeth marks. To achieve this look Guy uses a distressed color palette and textures the canvases with dents, cracks and tears. The goal is to evoke nostalgia, warm memories of shared times with Guy’s friends and family.
Philoche believes it is a moral imperative to "give-back" and has generously donated his time and work to benefit a great many charities over the years including The American Cancer Society’s Pink and Black Tie Gala, Kids With Cameras, My Language Project The Leukemia Needs Foundation, ARTrageous! and Tibet House.
Guy Stanley Philoche lives and paints in New York City. His works are in the collections of numerous corporations including Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Barclay Investments Inc., as well as the private collections of celebrities such as Uma Thurman, George Clooney and Julian Schnabel.