Phil Cleaver is an award-winning artist, author and graphic designer whose personality was formed in the labyrinthine city of London, under the influence of (among other things) Punk, the Far East and some of the design industries most prominent and influential leaders. Phil is a professor at Middlesex University, London in Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. Since 2014 Phil has curated an exhibition annually showcasing collections of his folded books at locations including Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham, Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia and in St. James', London. These exhibitions all named Book-Object-Art demonstrate the culmination of years of experimentation, reconstruction and intrigue, challenging the accepted, traditional notion of a book and in the process discovering something entirely unique. Phil's works are made by folding the pages of a book, often following the grid on each page, forming the work's shape. As an avid collector of vintage ephemera, the chosen objects take on a new life of its own when adorning the top of a book, as it is reused to tell different stories.

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