Phil Alcock

Central Saint Martins

My ideas stem from media reports of social or political issues which strike me as unjust as well as the interplay between truth and fiction. I explore the politics of representation and depiction within the media. “Serving Your Country” references the brutal and dehumanising treatment of disabled people by the state benefits system. The story of David Clapson is all too common, as he served his country, worked for 24 years, then despite increasing mental health problems, he had his benefits stopped. Unable to afford to refrigerate his insulin or feed himself, he died, with no food in his stomach

Serving Your Country

Emulsion Paint on Wooden Frame, Quilted Calico & Full British Army Tunic
100cm x 200cm
Price: £650



London, Thumbnail Only


August 22, 2018 2:31 pm


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