Splash Rouge - FV (2006)
After studying at ESAG Penninghen in 1974, Philippe Berry first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for various textile houses before becoming a model maker, then artistic director in various advertising agencies.
Between 1980 and 1984, Philippe Berry created posters for the cinema and theatrical scenery studies (in particular for Nuit d'ivresse, The Ex-Woman of My Life, Kitchen and Addictions, Solo, Partners, Un grand cri d'amore…) .
Passionate about art, he embarked on painting before devoting himself fully to sculpture in 1988.
His work is based on the exploration of childhood. Thus, balloons, dinosaurs, wrestler figurines and other subjects are all poetic ways of shaping bronze, his favorite material, which allow him to deepen his research on both volume and color.
He describes himself as an artist motivated by joy and envy and sees his art as a way of bringing to life the toys he loves and wants to pass on.
He likes the idea that we can have different views on his works, thus offering a multiple reading.
Philippe Berry's work is a perfect blend of childish, colorful works and works of reflection on balance, technique and freedom.