Philippe Safire

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Artwork
Endless Stories…, 2010, computer film/video projection, dimensions variable
Global Warming Suite (Along Yamuna River), 2008-2009, computer film with ambient light, 44 x 28.5 inches
Philippe
Safire
Artist's Statement

I believe that the only eternal and divine power is Nature. This divinity is expressed through perpetual movement, with countless new mutations. But it is difficult to perceive this divinity with the human brain because, in this digital age, we live in a society of spectacle, detached from the natural world. We imagine truths that are disconnected from the actual world. This society of consumption greatly damages the environment. Today, our world is self-destructing at a very high speed…

As a Digital Artist, I create multimedia installations, animations and still images. I explore the constraints of the digital age, while relying on the creativity of the digital medium. My work explores the seductive aspects of consumerism, the effects of consumerism on Nature, such as global warming, and the divine aspect of Nature. The meeting of these elements is precisely the place of my inspiration.

www.philippe-safire.net

Bio/Resume

Philippe Safire was born in 1981 in Royan, France into a family of art lovers and collectors. From an early age, he enjoyed drawing, and his imagination was constantly stimulated by the cultural activities of his surroundings. Today, he lives and works in New York City, where he is currently participating in various shows and collaborative projects.

EDUCATION

1997-2003 Courses at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2011-2012 Digital Arts Certificate, Westchester Community College, New York

EXHIBITIONS

2001 Soccer, solo exhibition, Apexis Consulting, Paris, France

2006 The Preview / A Digital Experience…, solo exhibition, O’Keefe Productions Manhattan, New York

2010 Digital Imaging, group show, Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York

2011 dig.it.all, Film & Animation Festival, Paramount Center for the Arts and the New Media Group, Peekskill, New York