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.
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 contemplation.
The videos below are in low resolution. They are also available in high resolution by clicking on the external links in the comments.
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
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
Motion 007 C – Up To AI – From the Big Bang, stars, the proliferation of life, language and civilizations to artificial intelligence. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 07.2023
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
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
Motion 004 B – Abyss Kiss – As far as the dark depths of the abyss, life unfolds in silence. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 10.2022
Motion 003 B – Good and evil – An immutable presence shines beyond all the forces of creation and destruction. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 09.2022
Motion 002 B – Unfolding Life – At the heart of a single cell lie all the secret strategies of the living world. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 09.2022
Motion 001 C – Cosmos Singularity – At every moment, gigantic forces balance out in the universe to enable us to be here. – Created by P.Chevalier, music by N.Fauveau & JM.Plantey – not generated by AI – 08.2022
At a time when Artificial Intelligence is about to take over our world and make all the decisions for us, Philoxerax feels it's urgent to produce digital data that expresses Beauty and is easy for a computer to explore.
Philoxerax's digital works are created exclusively from fractals, with 0% AI generated. Each image can therefore be converted into a set of functions and parameters that can be the basis for the training of an AI.
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).
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.
Inspired by his practice of Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years, Philippe’s work focuses on the interrelation between perceptions, thoughts and underlying realities.
HI-RES DIGITAL PRINTS
Philippe offers his fractals as high-resolution digital prints, each in a limited series of 7.
Using fractals, this 100% digital material, Philippe creates pictures that have no size. Despite their complexity and the richness of their colored textures, the compositions can be recalculated and printed at any scale (always in 300 dpi resolution) without alteration.
Each fractal presented on this site is offered in a limited editions of 7. The editions are high-resolution Giclée prints on 300g matte or satin-finish fine art paper, in sizes of 90 x 90 cm, 120 x 120 cm or 150 x 150 cm. The prints are numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
Please contact Philippe for further information and price.
This is a low-resolution image for the web, as the fractals appears on this site. Note the faint details in squares 1, 2 and 3.
Here is the quality of detail 3 that will appear in the limited edition high-resolution digital print.