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Philippe Van Eetvelt is a conceptual artist who explores and develops ideas about connectivity. His focus is on the intricate relationship between humans and technology, looking through the lens of chaos, the environment, and human nature.  His recent work grapples with the impact imposed on humans by technological automation, artificial intelligence and the anticipated singularity.

Philippe's artwork incorporates varied mediums including painting, installation, machinery, technology and performance.  The notion of space itself and its relationship with people is challenged, and the ideas of connection and complexity, intrinsic and extrinsic, human and digital, are expanded.

Philippe’s work and artistic process were featured in “Barysphere”, a documentary film by Yusuf Emre Yalcin, garnering numerous awards throughout 2018.  His work was also highlighted in a 2017 PBS Feature Arts segment, titled The beginning of the end of our universe.  In addition, a short film featuring Philippe premiered at the Lake Champlain International Film Festival in November 2017, "Spotlight: Painting With A Piano" (2017, 10 m., USA, Dir: Paul Larson).

A Belgian-Canadian, Philippe is currently based in Montreal where he continues to develop work inspired by the interplay between humanity and technology. His latest project, entitled “In Memory of Humanity” will be exhibited at GaleriMiz in Istanbul, Turkey in the spring of 2019.

 

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