Quebec artist Philippe Pallafray creates intriguing minimalist sculptures using geometric shapes. The clean lines of this jet-black pillar become more interesting when the top is cut to reveal jagged lines and polished stainless steel. Pallafray’s work is designed to represent the duality of nature and the industrial world. This is number one in an edition of ten.
“My geometrically shaped sculptures, whose angles and planes resemble Japanese origami, oppose the strength of metal with the fragility of paper. “ Philippe Pallafray
He is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada. Born in France, he emigrated to Canada ten years ago and currently lives in Ile d’Orléans, Québec. He uses steel and stainless steel that he cuts, shapes, folds, and welds. Pallafray's sculptures have been exhibited in Canada and the United States both as part of group and solo exhibitions. They are also part of public and private collections in Canada, France and the United States.