Philippe Halaburda was born in France in 1972. He received his Diploma in 1995, Superior Degree Graphic Art School from the EDTA Sornas School (School of Technical and Artistic Drawing, Sornas), in Paris.
Having lived and exhibited in France and Switzerland, and as a guest resident of the Villa Baulieu Workshop in Aix-en-Provence, Philippe now resides and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Halaburda’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited throughout the US, in Canada, Europe and Australia. His work is in the collection of many corporate and non-profit institutions. as well as in private collections in the United States, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, The Netherlands and China.
His work attempts to reflect the ongoing exploration of the abstract in human nature, moving between the accidental and the consciously structured, juxtaposing spontaneous or geometric forms.
He strives for a sense of order with feelings and emotions. One layer influences the next, one color brings the next, one shape creates the next. The ambuiguity of the works lets the viewer engage in decoding its meaning.
"My abstract painting engages with the urban surroundings environment and calls upon emotional framework as a construct to bring the viewer inside his or her own subconscious. Based on emotions, feelings or memories from my direct experiences, my work delves into the complex undercurrents of intimate and collective relationships.
"As I am interested in the randomness of cities and their relationship to human experience, I create imaginary topographies based in memory and experience, but always working in an instinctual way. I have no preconceived notion of the end products when I begin to paint and rely on my instinct for shapes and color. I use forms and lines to suggest relationships, but prefer abstraction, as the viewer can find their own meaning in my artistic activity.
"I work abstractly and quickly, and I find that the result is always still an expression of myself and my psychological state and surroundings. I am influenced by the different light and colors in my environment and my color palette changes as I travel and work."