Biography – PHILIPPE ICHER
Icher Philippe was born on 19 May 1956. He works materials such as earth, bronze pigments, wood, hemp, leather … From smooth assembly of these materials, he imagines a story, an art of living, a lost civilization. As an archaeologist, he reconstructs ethnic jewelry, tribal ornaments from imaginary excavation. His works illuminate our travels, those of the soul, mind and heart. Imagine Rajasthan, Dogon Country, Afghanistan, China, Nepal, the road of spices and silk, and let yourself go … And if the circle and the disc repeatedly appear in his work, perhaps this is to remember that they represent the world, the beginning of life. Favouring emotion before reflection, the interpretation of his works belongs to the viewer, allowing a personal and individual view of the artwork.