Phil Berthot was born in Nantes. He has been practicing his art since 1996. He is a member of the International Association of Plastic Arts at UNESCO. His work is the result of diverse reflections, where the experience he has acquired plunges him into perpetual artistic questioning. A keen researcher and experimenter, he uses different techniques and materials simultaneously, motivated by a desire to create without academic constraints.
Travel has forged our artist’s open-mindedness, influencing her style of expression. After a four-year stay in the Caribbean, a patron brought him to Canada in 2002, and one of his paintings was exhibited at Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Arts.
Since 2010, he has turned his attention to painting inspired by the theories of quantum physics. The geometric lines found throughout his artistic expression are drawn with increasing volume. He is currently developing his expression around wall sculptures and the creation of furniture that will guarantee you a unique piece in your home.
He is able to move from a flat surface to a bas-relief, from the creation of a piece of furniture to an interior design project, signed with a style identified by the public. He is also an artist faced with a life choice inspired by the great masters and their philosophies, without forgetting to live with the times. His work will not leave you indifferent, and will allow you to include yourself as naturally as possible in his universe.
In 2016, he became fascinated by a pretty black dress offered by burnt wood: how to bring this fragile texture to life. It took him two years to come up with what he trademarked as Fusion Or-Ganisé. Always pushing the limits of the ancestral Japanese Yakisugi technique, he had to achieve something much more fractal. A network of random veins was to emerge thanks to the magic of combustion. All that remained was to guide it so that it could sculpt itself and bring out its best relief.
Once this was done, he had to freeze this brittle dress, like a fossil hardened by time. The material, finally controlled, sublimates the desired baroque and contemporary air: a marriage uniting this first emotion with gold leaf or another emotion offered by silver leaf. Passionate about art brut, he also works on this pretty black dress by applying a few selected touches of paint, giving it eclectic expressions.
The random carving of burnt wood will never be identical. It requires delicate adjustment and assembly. As for the feet, legs, or paws he creates for them, they are cut from steel and covered with a coating of baked-on paint, ensuring that the whole piece is extremely robust.
The application of Fusion Or-ganisé can also be adapted to different projects: interior design for private individuals or for public establishments wishing to enhance their reception or work areas.
The lighting projected onto the gold leaf creates a captivating atmosphere. It will challenge the viewer to the point of plunging him into a hypnotic state, similar to the excitement created by the blazing beauty of a roaring fire.
“Contemplating a work of art and makes it part of our daily lives.”