Aluminum foil, butcher paper, wood, and painters plastic aren't the most fantastical of materials, but in the hands of New York-based artist Christophe Piallat, they become terrains and otherworldly landscapes. These organic-looking facades are the outward-facing parts of more complex infrastructures contained within, strange lands that seem like they have somehow sprouted incongruously inside the places where they're situated. Upon contact with their surfaces, external lights transform them into something entirely alien and mysterious.
Delightfully strange and elegantly mysterious, the work of Christophe Piallat sucks you into another world. When entering a Piallat-decorated atmosphere, one may feel a few different things: You may believe that you have traveled deeper into outer space than any human before.
Light from Within: An Interview with Christophe Piallat
Los Angeles-based artist, Christophe Piallat, transcends the space inside Canterbury Records with his geologically inspired installations. By blending together photography and sculpting—two very different mediums—Piallat achieves what he calls, “Living Photography.”
On July 7th one of LA’s iconic and last remaining vinyl stores, Canterbury Records Cornerstore, will be transformed into a first of its kind, multimedia live art experience featuring works by renowned photographer and installation artist, Christophe Piallat. The opening night event celebration is Thursday, July 7th from 7-10pm at Canterbury Records Cornerstore in downtown Pasadena. Open to the public, this must-see event promises to be anything but your average art show.
In his former life, Christophe Piallat was a travel and documentary photographer. As an artist, he has assimilated the tools and techniques that he learned as a photographer and now blends photography with painting, sculpture and installation, engaging a unique beauty of vision through cross-hybridization.
Interview coming soon
SCOPE Basel: 2015/Paper View, Art Basel, Switzerland
Selected for MOO + SCOPE’s Basel edition of Paper View, the two-dimensional surface is something to be metamorphosed into a three-dimensional investigation.