“I’ve always loved rustic furniture, made from stumps, branches or pieces of wood. Initially I wanted to faithfully reproduce the furniture in the book. Very quickly, I realized that I was especially interested in the skeleton of these pieces of furniture, their structures and the vectors of force that govern them. Little by little, I even came to free myself from these parameters to arrive at simpler structural compositions, halfway between figuration and abstraction.”Â – Phillippe Weisbecker
In essence, Philippe Weisbecker’s art consist of depicting elements of our daily life untouched by the sometime devastating effects of fashion’s changing mood. Born 1942 in Dakar, Philippe Weisbecker studied interior design in Paris. In 1968 he moved to New York where he first worked as a draftsman in an architectural firm. At the age of 30 he started his career as an illustrator. His work has been published in major American publications and in the late 90’s he shifted gradually from commissioned work to his own original production that he is now showing in galleries worldwide.
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Images: Courtesy of Phillippe Weisbecker.