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Philippe Halaburda

Psychogeography mapping

Philippe Halaburda (b. 1972) is a French-born artist living and working in the USA since 2016 where he keeps transforming his work in exciting and innovative ways.


Philippe studied graphic arts at the Superior School of Art EDTA Sonas in Paris. After his studies, he decided to travel for a while to discover the different styles and movements of European Art.


Whole urban or natural landscapes are being encoded into his own visual language. His art about psychogeography mapping invites the viewer to discover their own subconscious feelings, dreams,  and experiences from living and interacting with a location and their relation to the collective.


His art has been compared to that of Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich who was a representative of Constructivism and Suprematism. Halaburda’s artwork is very similar within the fundamentals and is characterized by an enormous dynamism and bold presence telling stories by exploring invisible interactions between human and their environment.


The artist uses all kinds of mediums, be it canvas, photos, digital media, or recently plexiglass as well as his own techniques of replacing paintbrushes either with spatulas or color tapes.


The beauty of his work lies in the poetic and spontaneous expression of landscapes transformed into a modern visual code that the artist names ‘geographic abstraction’.


His art has been exhibited throughout Europe with his first solo representation by the Peyton Wright gallery in the United States in 2013.


Since then, he has been in various American and French galleries.


Philippe lives and works in Newburgh, NY, USA.

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