PHILOXERAX

DIGITAL ARTIST

Our senses are limited. Each of them perceives a fragment of reality. These fragments are reassembled by our mind to build our own world, which we have the illusion that it is outside of us, same for all and complete.

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Below and beyond our sensorial perceptions, other realities are operating. Some of them have been revealed thanks to the technologies that enhance our senses, others are suspected, others still remain unreachable.

Nevertheless, all these processes converge to transform energy into matter, then matter into more and more complex living organisms until the emergence of abstract thinking and, ultimately, into direct experience of spirituality.

Organized into 5 main themes, from OUTER SPACE, ELEMENTS, LIFE, ENCOUNTER to BEYOND, Philoxerax’s artistic work evokes this amazing alchemy that continuously operates, here and now, so that our existences can take place.

Using only fractals as material, he puts them together, layers them and mix them to obtain new compositions that capture these abstract energies, these compositions of forces that oppose and balance each other continuously.

With this approach, Philoxerax invites the public to regain the sense of Beauty and the practice of contemplation.

MOTIONSnot generated by AI logo

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Motion 010 A – Two encounters – Encounters of any types fuel the mind. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 12.2023

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Motion 009 A – Down To Virus – Light and space gush out of emptiness to host life. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 09.2023

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Motion 008 B – Inside – Keep digging inside until you find colors. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 07.2023

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Motion 007 C – Up To AI – From the Big Bang, stars, life, language and civilizations up to AI.  – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 07.2023

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Motion 006 C – Chipset – How long do we have before AI makes all the decisions for us? – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 12.2022

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Motion 005 B – Still Wars – For thousands of years, war rises from its ashes to spread desolation. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 11.2022

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Motion 004 C – Abyss – What happens in the depths of the abyss? – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 01.2024

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Motion 003 B – Good And Evil – Beyond all creation and destruction is an unchanging presence. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 09.2022

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Motion 002 C – Stardust – At the very heart of life, stardust remains. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 12.2023

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Motion 001 C – Cosmos Singularity – In order for us to be here, the cosmos is constantly balancing itself. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 08.2022

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DATA

At a time when artificial intelligence is about to make all the decisions for us, Philoxerax believes it’s urgent to produce data that expresses Beauty and is easy for a computer to explore.

Philoxerax’s digital works are created entirely from fractals, with 0% AI generated. Each image can thus be transformed into a set of functions and parameters which can be the basis for the training of an AI.

ABOUT

Philippe Chevalier (whose artist name is Philoxerax) is a French digital artist. He does not have a classic career as an artist even though he has the background. He started painting in 1990, when he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, France. (EnsAD).

For 10 years, Philippe created frescoes and murals in France and abroad to earn a living. This very large-scale works helped him familiarize with the use of color.

As early as 1993, Philippe developped a growing interest in using computers as creative tools. Back then, computers that could display 256 colors cost a fortune, so Philippe worked nights at Apple France and used their Macintosh II to create his first digital works…

Philippe’s interest in computers continued to grow and in 1998, he learned to program as an autodidact. He eventually became a developer and for twenty years, he created video games, websites and online applications.

In 2020, Philippe returns to where he left off 20 years ago. Combining his skills as a programmer and an artist, it’s 100% through digital that he resumes his work. He has given up brushes, pencils, pastels, but also the shapes and lights captured by a camera or an artistic gesture. The materials for his new works are mathematical formulas and dimensionless geometric objects known as fractals.

Unknown to the contemporary art world, Philippe’s digital work is already recognized by Google’s indexing AIs, as he is already in the top 3 results for the searches “French Digital Artist” and “French Fractal Artist”. In fact, Philippe is committed to building a large qualified dataset related to Beauty to train AIs.

CONTACT

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