Quebec artist Phillipe Pallafray’s highly polished contemporary sculptures are designed to reflect light. In this intriguing tabletop piece, four stainless steel rings of varying sizes set at different angles to one another have been painted a bright turquoise blue on the interior. Pallafray favours using industrial materials forged into organic shapes to represent the natural world. ‘Temps Zero’ translates from French as ‘no time’ or timeless suggesting that the intersecting circles are without end.
“What is removed from the sculptures, the voluntary emptiness, recalls the ephemeral and fragile nature of life.” Phillipe Pallafray
Philippe Pallafray is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada. Born in France, he emigrated to Canada several years ago and currently lives in Ile d’Orléans, Québec. Pallafray's sculptures have been exhibited in Canada and the United States as part of both group and solo exhibitions. Pallafray’s work is also held in public and private collections in Canada, France and the United States.