A moment of reflection. We are always curious about the creative process of artists. How did they get to this point? We want to dive into the mind of the creators. The result: ‘Creative Process’, a column featuring artists who offer us an insight in their creative process.
In this episode Philippe Halaburda
Location Meaux, France
Style Abstract semi- abstract
Inspired by JM Baquiat, Picasso, Klee, Kandisky
Unique fact painted on the back of a cereal box (his breakfast at this time) for $900
Future dream making huge interactive and interconnected art installations or murals in a specific place with the intervention of the audience
SHC: Describe your art in one sentence?
Phillipe: I create abstract psychogeographic mapping & imaginary interconnections between the human and the non-human.
SHC: Has your workflow changed over time?
Phillipe: From figurative at the beginning, my art graduatly turned totally abstract over the years, but I kept the same type of strokes all these years.
SHC: How can we see this when we compare your past and current work?
Phillipe: At the beginning, characters were entities, then bodies start to disappear, with only their faces being visible. Finally also the faces disappear. This all happened during 15 years of making art.
SHC: Does that mean you have improved?
Phillipe: Yes, in a way that I had conceptualized my theme. An abstract approach opened infinite possibilities in my art. It was as if I entered the inside of human nature, coming from the outside.
SHC: Name one specific event th at has changed you as an artist.
Phillipe: I think the COVID-19 pandemic is the beginning of a change for me. The whole world has been in quarantine for a long time, which will probably never happen again.