Visual representation of interconnections between the human and the nonhuman.

Artist statement

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

It calls upon an emotional framework as a construct to bring the viewer as a participant in this experience.

 

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

 

My work engages with human nature and any type of environment or element: it includes the nonhuman (objects, animals). We totally ignore and even hide the impact of their inwardness, their mind, and their subjective capacity on the planet we are sharing.

 

Through paintings, photos, or digital works, I build imaginary coded and abstract algorithms taking up mental, geographic, and collective data based on the various missing links with the nonhuman world. 

Exploring forms and lines in my compositions, I imagine disaggregated cartographies that reveal our social tensions and the invisible connections with the nonhuman world instead of addresses and landmarks.

 

I am seeking to constantly perfect this technique and renew my process. Artworks address broader mental architecture within me, in an attempt to examine contradiction and harmony inside these new interconnections. The titles are the final result of this tracking by creating a new language, a universal language with objects, animals, or elements around us.

 

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

          Philippe Halaburda

          NY, USA, 2020

References

Bruno Latour, "We have never been modern"

Philippe Descola, "Beyond nature and culture"

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" 

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Solo shows

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Press

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
magazine

Abstraction and the unbearable lightness of color

September 2015

Michael K. Corbin
ArtBookGuy

One of the 101 super hot artists 2015

March 2015

Eva Mistur
Velvenoir

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

December 2014

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