Phil.Macquet | pixel art | street art | contemporary art

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    “Of street art, I kept the stencils. But now my aerosols are digital. The street was becoming muddled so I decided to exfiltrate my works to more unexpected territories.”


    Whatever diversity of forms of expression that Phil.Macquet has explored, he has never veered away from his basic principles: an irrepressible leaning towards what is not done, or what has not yet been done, the desire to construct a work that anyone can appreciate by displaying his art in public areas and the conviction that the role of an artist is to trigger a reaction. But that’s not all: for twenty years, Phil.Macquet has been struggling to get the computer recognised as a means of purely artistic expression: the expression of our era. The true recognition of digital image in the field of visual communication, where it has indeed surpassed all others, has probably been a great help. But Phil.Macquet is no doubt the only person to have proclaimed when he saw a computer for the first time: “this thing wasn’t invented to calculate, it was invented to create”.

    • Claire Janon