Unconscious interconnectedness
in urban environment


"Spatial representation of emotion" is my last book about geographic abstraction of New York.

It's also a large window on my style and all the predilection themes in my art.


Onsite installation

"Urban Emotion Representation" are black-painted tubes,
metaphor of Manhattan's nightlife



Imaginary mindscapes

I am fascinated by the state of being connected with each other in a city like New York.

I imagine the ways in which people, nature, and objects can interact with one another to form more or less complex compositions
that operate as a map of our emotions or feelings.

By painting abstract images of spiritual or moral dilemmas about ethical reasoning, values & choices in life, I dedicate my work
to reveal these interwoven systems of humans & urbanity.

I create contemporary abstract urban art :) and my painting on canvas become more and more interactive onsite installations.


From 2016 to 2018, New York

A playful behavior for a deconstructive art

Mainly inspired by New York, I developed the concept of "geographic abstraction"

I am interested in the randomness of unconscious through imaginary maps as my work is based on emotional recognition through urban or natural environments.

My artistic process delves into the complex undercurrents of intimate & collective interactions.

Based on feelings or memories, I keep exploring forms & lines in my map compositions: I form disaggregated grids
and imaginary maps revealing social tensions and relationships, instead of addresses & landmarks.

It's my visual study of the anatomy of a city because we all have a city in mind :)


From 1996 to 2015, France & Switzerland

Canvas, cardboard, paper, wood, digital, photos & others

I am a self-taught French born artist who began his career in 1996 in Paris where I graduated a graphic design school,
EDTA Sornas.
I lived in 4 different locations: 1992 - 1996 = Paris / 1996 - 2000 = Bern + Zurich - Switzerland /
2000 - 2016 = Aix-en-Provence / 2016 - 2019 = New York.

First figurative, now abstract, my style evolves continuously and is largely inspired by urban environments & memories in life.
I opened halaburda.com since 2010 and since 2016, I am living and working in New York.