Paintings by Philippe Huart

Paintings by Philippe Huart

Painter Philippe Huart creates glossy images of intoxication and consumerism, aiming to show the effects of marketing and advertising on the human psyche. Gel capsules, blooming flowers, Coca-Cola, wrapped candy, Mickey Mouse, and handguns recur as motifs. The objects spread to the edges of each canvas in compositions that frequently lack a focal point, save for a few words subtly printed at their centers.

In Pushin’ Too Hard (2011), the canvas is broken into two horizontal sections: above is a rainbow-colored swath of candy—wrapped peppermints, Tootsie Pops, and gumballs; below a handgun lies on its side, its chamber open and exposed. Dividing the two is the provocative command “push.” Such arrangements suggest there is sweetness in violence and vice versa, while the directive to push references both the trigger of the gun and the temptation of the saccharine treats.

The Paintings by Philippe Huart explore the meaning of the words associated with the picture. Hurt tries to juxtapose the pills with the sweet words. Hurt does not mean to criticize, but to humorously present the poetic metaphors.

Working on a variety of perceptual levels, Philippe Huart lets one visit his intimate diary entries or take a tour of his fantasies. His canvases suggest several different readings – aesthetic, message-laden, lyrical, or realistic in a fictional take on the everyday – so as to account for both the uniformity and the disorder of the visual information that is bombarding us. Whether he is depicting a gun, bonbons, flowers, or pharmaceutical tablets, Huart’s concern is not to reveal, through his iconography, what grounds the established metaphorical relations between objects, and that just makes them more fascinating. The painter favors reflective surfaces on which the surrounding spectacle, out of frame, comes to fit like a film on the screen.

ARTWORK

Let It Bleed Philippe Huart
Let It Bleed by Philippe Huart
Let It Bleed by Philippe Huart
2010
Happy Birthday by Philippe Huart
Happy Birthday by Philippe Huart
Happy Birthday by Philippe Huart
2012
Fantasy Factory by Philippe Huart
Fantasy Factory by Philippe Huart
Fantasy Factory by Philippe Huart
2013
Electric Shock by Philippe Huart
Electric Shock by Philippe Huart
Electric Shock by Philippe Huart
2013
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Orange Vertige by Philippe Huart
Orange Vertige by Philippe Huart
2013
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Outremer Vertige by Philippe Huart
Outremer Vertige by Philippe Huart
2013
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Turquoise Vertige by Philippe Huart
Turquoise Vertige by Philippe Huart
2013
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Emeraude Vertige by Philippe Huart
Emeraude Vertige by Philippe Huart
2013
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Cobolt Vertige by Philippe Huart
Cobolt Vertige by Philippe Huart
2013
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Saturation by Philippe Huart
Saturation by Philippe Huart
2011
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Psychoses by Philippe Huart
Psychoses by Philippe Huart
2011
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Flying as a Kite by Philippe Huart
Flying as a Kite by Philippe Huart
2011
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Paradise Circus by Philippe Huart
Paradise Circus by Philippe Huart
2011
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Atomic Jello (Dirt) by Philippe Huart
Atomic Jello (Dirt) by Philippe Huart
2011
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Beyond by Philippe Huart
Beyond by Philippe Huart
2011
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Drift by Philippe Huart
Drift by Philippe Huart
2011
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Amnesia by Philippe Huart
Amnesia by Philippe Huart
2011
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Raw Attack by Philippe Huart
Raw Attack by Philippe Huart
2011
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Breath by Philippe Huart
Breath by Philippe Huart
2011
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Swirl by Philippe Huart
Swirl by Philippe Huart
2014
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Glorious by Philippe Huart
Glorious by Philippe Huart
2014
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Love Me Do by Philippe Huart
Love Me Do by Philippe Huart
2014
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Dosed by Philippe Huart
Dosed by Philippe Huart
2012
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Altered States by Philippe Huart
Altered States by Philippe Huart
2011
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Motorspycho Nightmare by Philippe Huart
Motorspycho Nightmare by Philippe Huart
2012
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Psychotic Reaction by Philippe Huart
Psychotic Reaction by Philippe Huart
2012
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Wonderland by Philippe Huart
Wonderland by Philippe Huart
2012