Mechanique Celeste MiniMore Works By Philippe Pallafray Painted Aluminum 2023
17.13 × 9.13 × 6 in 43.51 × 23.19 × 15.24 cm$2,300
About Mechanique Celeste MiniA highly polished stainless-steel ball framed by a rectangular cardinal red form appears to float in this dynamic table-top sculpture by Philippe Pallafray. The industrial, modern minimalist sculpture sits in dramatic contrast to the natural environment and yet also mirrors it back to the viewer through the reflective surface of the ball. The French title Mecanique Celeste means ‘heavenly mechanics’ in English.
“I use certain mobile 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.
Philippe Pallafray is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.