Philippe Chevalier’s, aka PHILOXERAX; artworks expose the fascinating worlds where life works in secret. Microbes, cells, seeds. These tiny worlds have always intrigued him. Buried in the heart of nature, it is where life works in silence and prepares to unfold. He had always wanted to capture these abstract energies, these compositions of forces that oppose and balance each other.
Using fractals, he assembles them, superimposes them, interweaves them to obtain new compositions, images never seen before, which evoke those tiny and secret worlds. Paradoxically, it is in the very heart of nature that we encounter fractal shapes: in the spirals of shells, ice crystals, the arrangement of sand dunes or the spreading of tree branches.
In a few artworks, Philippe also approaches the subject of spirituality, this particular link that can be established between our mind and something larger. Philippe has been practicing meditation for decades.
With his work, Philippe wishes to emphasize how all the life around us is incredibly sophisticated, beautiful and precious.
« By creating still images using fractals, I am building a mental world. This research already allows me to imagine an original, rich and complex world that I will be able to build in 3D using virtual reality technologies. I operate like an architect who uses sketches to help him progressively elaborate the complete vision of the building. Philippe Chevalier – PHILOXERAX