Mecanique Celeste Rouille

More Works By Philippe Pallafray Aluminum and Stainless Steel 2023
95 × 40 × 15.25 in 241.3 × 101.6 × 38.74 cm

About Mecanique Celeste Rouille

It means ‘heavenly mechanics.’ Quebec sculptor Philippe Pallafray’s imposing ‘Mecanique Celeste’ series of contemporary sculptures play with the concepts of industry and nature. A highly polished stainless-steel ball appears to float above a rectangular pedestal framed by a rust-coloured and mirrored form. The ball sits in dramatic contrast to its natural environment and yet also mirrors it back to the viewer through its reflective surface. ‘Rouille’ means rust-coloured in English.

“I use certain mobile and spherical components so my pieces appear to change when viewed from different angles. The changing elements and empty spaces in my pieces reference the creative force of our perpetually evolving societies.” Philippe Pallafray

He 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 both as part of group and solo exhibitions. They are also part of public and private collections in Canada, France and the United States.

This series of Philippe Pallafray’s work is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.