April 6 – May 1, 2013
Philippe Metaireau was born on the French Riviera. He studied drawing, painting and perspective at the Ecole d’Arts et d’ Architecture de Marseille, where he got his Masters in Architectural design. He is internationally renowned for his numerous paintings and murals, which can be found in private homes and hotels in France, Switzerland, England, Canada, Bali, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
His last major creation is an imaginary aerial view of Paris painted around the original staircase of the Eiffel Tower in a house designed by the architect Michael Graves in Geneva.
The rules of architecture envelop our lives into 3 dimensional geometry. Volumes are expressive, textures are evocative and our imagination allows us to transgress gravity. Inspired by my childhood spent by the Mediterranean sea and my extensive travels, my artwork opens infinite windows on the walls that surround our lives. – Philippe Metaireau