Like 2014 Animation, video projection, plexiglass, fabric 22 x 21 x 1/4 in (55.9 x 53.3 x 0.6 cm) Entitled Like, this art installation references social media icons and combines transparency and video projection. Inspired by digital culture, Philippe Safire often appropriates pop culture iconography. With this piece, the artist has carved a pixelated heart … Read More


Shift 2015 Animation, video projection, styrene 50 x 26 x 1/8 in (127 x 66 x 0.3 cm) For Shift, Philippe Safire stitched a replica of the American flag from white and translucent materials. An animation—consisting of text, red, blue, and white squares and rectangles—is projected onto a gaping pixelated hole. While colors illuminate the … Read More


Vanitas 2014 Animation, video projection, plexiglass 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 1/8 in (18 x 26.7 x 0.3 cm) Vanitas consists of a projection (double-sided) onto a sculpture representing a human skull. As the spectator skirts the periphery of the piece, the artwork seems to disappear because of its shallow depth. The title Vanitas … Read More

Endless stories…

Endless stories… 2010-2014 Animation, video projection, plexiglass, fabric 68 x 118 x 1/4 in (172.7 x 299.7 x 0.6 cm) Endless stories… consists of an assemblage of colored pixels, each containing text, images, or videos. The artist alludes to a universal text by integrating latin, cyrillic, chinese, japanese, arabic and sanskrit characters. The piece is … Read More

Last Summer

Last Summer 2013 Animation, video projection, plexiglass, fabric 60 x 36 x 1/4 in (152.4 x 91.5 x 0.6 cm) In his work entitled Last Summer, Philippe Safire explores the theme of memory and dreams. This multimedia installation is suspended in the middle of the exhibition space. On an irregular sculpture is projected footage of … Read More


Avatar 2019 Animation, print, plexiglass, wood 23 3/8 x 19 1/2 in (59.4 x 49.8 cm) Unique edition Avatar combines a black and white photograph and an animation. In the upper right corner, a large chunk of the print is missing including the frame. Along its pixelated edges, a projection sparkles with vivid pixels, filling … Read More