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Philippe Pallafray


Inspired by sculpture masters, Pallafray began as a self-taught artist.  He has been an invited guest artist exhibiting with The Artist Project, The Interior Design Show, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition; numerous juried exhibitions in Québec; and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NYC, USA. His work is included in private collections in Canada and the USA.

He is a Membre de Materia, QC, Membre du Conseil des Métiers d’Art du Québec, Membre de Bleu, le Regroupement des artistes et artisans d’art de l’île d’Orléans. And was elected to the SSC in 2015. His practice is based in QC.

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist inspired by the mastery of artisans and the creation of contemporary works. As such, I use industrial steel components that I shape, cut into sheets, fold, weld, and patinate. I use certain mobile components so my pieces offer change from different angles. I also leave room for empty space – like a vacuum, evoking disappearance, absence, and loss. The changing elements and empty spaces in my pieces references the creative force of our perpetually evolving societies. The holes, gaps, and voids reveal the wounds in each and every one of us. What is removed from the sculptures, the voluntary emptiness, recalls the ephemeral and fragile nature of life.

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