Reminiscences – His origins were first crystallized silks, velvets and rich fabrics he would slice, creating precious boxes resembling tailor-made cocoons.
Feelings – His senses, aesthetic, developing the beautiful from the Far East.
Silence- Ear at hand reach, hanging on the lips of wisdom and the most ancient ones. Following old movements in order to bring nobility and humanity to Reminiscences.
Sublime - The encounter between Silence and the World, an artisan among craftsmen.
Symbols – Senses meet to legitimate the place and the man. Iceland is where he lives, Artisan is who he is.
Philip Ob Rey is a french multimedia artist and proteiform Craftsman based in Iceland.
Originally raised by the Parisian Haute-Couture ,he met the world of the japanese minimalist design and architecture in his early twenties.
After few years, determined, he traveled in France, sharing with old wise workers many ancient technics of arts and crafts.
Aware of the signals from the traditions and the future, passing through his collaboration with Avant-Garde designers, Philip Ob Rey stays close to the "antique" world, feeling the necessity of developping the perfect balance between Art and Handcraft.
Philip Ob Rey proposes in the flesh of photography installations, videos, sounds, a universe pregnant with symbolism. His living things transmogrify the future into a landscape where Man isn’t the master any longer, and where chaos reigns:
Phili Ob Rey represents in FIVE essential elements, creatures made of VHS, dreamlike and disfgurated-/
/-in reaction against the growing dictatorship of the mass media and the unstoppable plastic pollution due to the overconsumption of the new technologies.
The "V"s evolve in arid landscapes, lunar-like horizons of a frozen Iceland:
dark and contemplative vision of a post apocalyptic ice-aged world, where the digital technology became "extra"-physical:
The 4.0 Era
V summons the memory of Baraka, Dark Crystal, Holy mountain, Japanese engravings, and the Shadow of the forgotten ancestors of Paradjanov.
V is rooted in the paintings of Leon Spillaert, Odilon Redon, Penone, Anselm Kiefer, Blossfeld, Jean Delville,Gustave Moreau.
V is the spectral echo of Thomas Moore’s Utopia, of Madame Bovary’s vinegared pearls, of Nietzsche’s works and Dostoïevski’s diaries.
V is the memory of Bible, of the Bouddha, of Maupassant’s Horla.
V is chiaroscuro, Buto dances, Bauhaus, Dairakudakan,
The darkness and its lights.