Quiet Lunch magazine
April 11, 2019, USA
The French artist and expat, Philippe Halaburda, arrived in the United States on November 6, 2016, looking to take his artistic career to new heights and clearly, new places. This was, of course, just two days before Donald Trump would shock the world and win the presidency. As if moving to an entirely new country isn’t stressful enough.
Halaburda had been living in the South of France (Aix-en-Provence, about 20 miles north of Marseille) for 16 years. This came on the heels of a short stint in Switzerland and a stretch in Paris, where he worked as a graphic designer. He now lives in Bushwick, a short bike ride from his sun-lit studio in the 56 Bogart building.