Philippe Chambon

 

Philippe Chambon
contemporary expressionist

In this latest series (Introspectives), I explore and play with the tonality of colors. Cooler colors have found their way into my work, establishing a dreamlike, surreal quality, providing an opportunity for calmer introspection. Each canvas compels the eye to take a journey through intricate landscapes of spectrum, rhythm and harmony, dipping in and out of a space at once alien and achingly familiar.

If this hints of Synchromism, then I have succeeded.  I have always been influenced by the potential for different forms of art to interconnect – and in synchromism, both music and colors are intertwined on a canvas, much as a composer arranges notes on a musical score.

I strive for an appreciation of the inner resonance and mystery in my work, and it is my intention to leave enough unsaid for the imagination of the viewer to be fully engaged.

Throughout my painting career, I’ve always maintained that painting for me begins with the blank canvas, and an open question. Nothing is planned or arranged beforehand; the inspiration must come from within, as I remain open to the answers that emerge from the paint itself. My ideas, thoughts, and emotions become colors and shapes as I move across the canvas, always in concert with the great classical forms of music. This concept finds its way into my paintings, as they evolve on the canvas. Music playing in the studio doesn’t simply set the mood for me; it sparks the flow of raw creativity.


Education:
Academie de Lyon, France
Lycee Assomption Bellevue, La Mulatiere, France

Awards:
2012 — Palm Springs Art Museum, Artists Council Exhibition Jack Farley Award 2012 — La Quinta, Best Artist in the Category of Painting
2004 — Laguna Beach, Best New Artist

Solo Exhibitions:
2015 — Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, California 2014 — Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, California

Group Exhibitions:
2015 — Palm Springs Art Museum, Artists Council Exhibition 2015 — Woodman Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2015 — Rogers & Rogers Gallery, Florence, Alabama
2015 — Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2014 — Palm Springs International Airport Gallery
2014 — Rogers & Rogers Gallery, Florence, Alabama
2014 — Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2013 — Gallery 446, Palm Springs, California
2013 — Palm Springs Art Museum, Artists Council Exhibition 2013 — Hellada Gallery, Long Beach, California
2013 — Rogers & Rogers Gallery, Florence, Alabama
2013 — Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2013 — HighestForm Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2012 — Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
2012 — Palm Springs Art Museum, Artists Council Exhibition

Publications:
2014 — Desert Outlook magazine, “Intersections of Art”
2014 — Coachella Valley Weekly, “Philippe Chambon, Contemporary French Expressionist” 2013 — Palm Springs Artists Council Exhibition catalogue
2012 —Xanadu Gallery catalogue, Phoenix, Arizona
2012 — 4Art.com online magazine, “The First 100 Years of Spatial Linearism”