Born in France / Works in New York
calls his paintings “geographical abstractions”. He reconstructs recognizable details of an urban environment (angular shapes that look like construction debris or suggestion of skyscrapers, for example) according to his personal impression of pecific locations like New York, Aix-en-Provence, and Zurich. But Philippe doesn’t try to organize everything - where everything is fast, noisy, smelly, and overall so extra-, you gotta lean into the chaos and learn how to enjoy it.
You'll love Philippe if you: can remember streets by that one detail only you notice (turquoise door? wonky wainscoting? stain that looks like Jesus?)
As an artist, I tend to redefine the causes of my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings through imaginary maps for showing and sharing the human mental architecture.