Philip the Transplant Abstract Acrylic Painting "Rabbit," 2020
Philip “Philip the Transplant” Rostek (Pennsylvania, 20th/21st century)
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed and dated to the verso
Title inscribed to the verso
Philip Rostek, also known as “Philip the Transplant”, received his BFA at The Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and his MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 1973. In addition to Philip the Transplant, he has assumed several alter egos throughout his studies and art career, including “Phriar Phil” after developing a spiritual connection to St. Francis of Assisi in the 1980s. He conceived his pseudonym “Philip the Transplant” after undergoing a successful heart transplant in 2008. His adoption of pseudonyms stems from his ongoing interest in assuming multiple identities, performance art, and distributed authorship in the postmodern art world.
- light scuffing and accretions to paint.