About

Phil "Flipante" Walter (born 1986) is an artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Upon turning 18, he left home to explore the world, encountered many different people and cultures that would inspire him to eventually find his way back to art, a passion he had shown to have already at an early age. He discovered tattooing and decided to take a determined direction towards learning the craft. After a long journey of travelling and living abroad, Phil found the necessary contacts to teach him about the business in late 2012. With tattooing being one form of expression of art, he felt the urge to express himself further and with less compromise.

It was oil painting that caught his attention and soon to become the new love of his life. Since late 2014 he has been painting, entirely self-taught, and exploring the medium to the fullest. No tracing or transfers are used in the making of his work as he believes it would take away the personal touch of the finished result. The way he approaches a painting has evolved over the years into more impressionism saturated creations that pay attention to composition and dynamic. Phil's subject matters range from portraits to landscapes, mainly focusing on his expressive figurative work of which his (usually) female figures are referred to by him as the "Flipante Girls".

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CV

Group Show, Grace Denker Gallery, Hamburg 2019

"Brock", selected as a finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition. Jan/Feb 2018 issue

Group Show, GAT (Grüsse aus Tätowierungen), Berlin 2017

Selected artist of the "Faces of Humanity" group show online exhibition on www.gallery25n.com, 2017

Featured artist of the UK - based magazine "Average Art" in the February edition, 2017