The fascinating forms and otherworldly sculptures of Philippe Caron Lefebvre
Philippe Caron Lefebvre’s sculptures look like something David Cronenberg might have dreamed up, only prettier. Currently working on his Master’s thesis for Concordia’s Fine Arts program, Philippe is an emerging artist who has already shown at a variety of galleries, including at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran. First trained as a potter, he works in an incredibly wide variety of media, including ceramics, wood, insulation foam, wax mould and origami. He uses glazes and spray paint mixes that give his objects a shiny, metal, futuristic quality, but generally is interested in shapes that evoke the natural world, like budding plants, cacti and weird fruit. He grew up in the Laurentians in an art-friendly family and feels that his contact with nature fed his interest in those themes. The plants he likes to get inspired from have more exotic qualities, however — he’s particularly taken by the idea of plants with defensive mechanisms like spikes and thorns.