Spatial representation of emotion in abstract maps

Artist statement

Based on feelings or memories, my art process delves into the complex undercurrents of intimate and collective interactions.


The blurry boundary between perception and experience always inspired me: I am interested in the randomness of emotion through art by imaging abstract visuals based on the subconscious.


My work engages with humankind and environments ; it calls upon an emotional framework as a construct to bring the viewer as participant in this experience. 


Exploring forms and lines in my map compositions, I form disaggregated grids and imaginary topographies which reveal social tensions and relationships, instead of addresses and landmarks.


Through paintings, photos or digital works, I build imaginary coded and abstract algorithms taking up mental, geographic, and collective data that I discover within each new image. I am seeking to constantly perfect this technique and renew my process. Artworks address broader mental architecture within myself, in an attempt to examine contradiction or harmony. The titles are the final result of this tracking by creating a new language.


Abstract keeps me focused on a quest for unlimited and unknown psychological territories as a springboard for the imagination.

          Philippe Halaburda

          NY, USA


Gaston Bachelard, "The poetics of space" 

Guy Debord, "Theory of the dérive"

Anne Dufourmantelle, "In praise of risk" 

Wassily Kandinsky, "The art of spiritual harmony"

El Lissitzky, "The experience of totality"

Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, The beautiful brain"

Carlo Rovelli, "The order of time" 

Solo shows

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Spatial representation of emotion in abstract maps


Spatial representation of emotion in abstract maps



Michael D. Mc Clelan
15 minutes

June 2019

Philippe Halaburda - Abstract emotion

Kurt Mc Vey
Quiet lunch magazine

French artist Philippe Halaburda
finds the light in America

April 2019

George Del Barrio
The Vanderbilt Republic

February 2019

French artist Philippe Halaburda
finds the light in America

Rick Gillette
FRG gallery

July 2017

Cardboards of New York

Tori Rysz
The Lion Heart gallery

Imaginary Mindscapes

July 2016

912 Arty gallery

Artiste haut en couleurs!

September 2015

The Disclaimer

Abstraction and the unbearable lightness of color

September 2015

Michael K. Corbin

One of the 101 super hot artists 2015

March 2015

Eva Mistur

Everyone is free to choose his pictorial journey in my work...

December 2014

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