French painter Philippe Charmes likes the lively and energetic characteristics of Hong Kong and the ease of meeting and mingling with new people – qualities that eventually lure him to fall in love with the city.
Draftsman, painter, sculptor, and performer who has been working in art fields for over 20 years, people relationship serves him as a major source of inspiration and leads to his detailed study of human beings, from body structures and human interactions to society believes and intimate relationships. Drawing is the main axis of his work reflecting his observations, thoughts and ideas, often philosophical, crude and analytical, about his subjects.
Born in Paris, Philippe Charmes has graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, France. He now lives and works in Hong Kong.
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1997 –1998 Preparatory School Atelier de Sevres (Art School), Paris, France
1999 –2002 Bachelor of Arts, National Art School of Strasbourg
National Diploma of Plastics Arts (DNAP)
2003 Masters of Arts, National Art School of Strasbourg
Superior Studies of Plastics Arts Certificate (CSEAP)
2018 Performance "Catch your Breath" at the «Cattle Depot 10 years anniversary», Cattle Depot Art Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.
2018 Exhibition "Under the Skin" with Linwah, 480.0 Gender & Art Space | Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.
2017 Performance "Catch your Breath" at the «Crossing border – Border crossing», Museum of Site Limited (I-MOST), Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.
2017 «One’s Origin", with HKIYAA, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
2016 Group exhibition «Tribute" - Tarie Ho Chin Yin», JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.
2016 Performance "Whip-Lash" at the «Crossing border – Border crossing», Museum of Site Limited (I-MOST), Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.
2016 Performance "BUT THEY DID NOT KNOW MY VOICE" with Frederique Decombes, Present in Art gallery, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.
2016 Performance "BUT THEY DID NOT KNOW MY VOICE" with Frederique Decombes, HKVAC, Central, Hong Kong.
2016 « Egocentrism », Visual art center, Central, Hong Kong
2014 Performance festival « Twelfth Nights », JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
2013 Exhibition at the Present in Art gallery, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
2013 « Senselessart », Tin Hau, Hong Kong.
2012 Performance "Flowing Draw" at Hidden Agenda, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.
2012 Exhibition at the Barbarianworkshop, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
2012 Exhibition at the SENSE99, Central, Hong Kong.
2009 Exhibition at the Laboratoire Baret Curet, Saint-Germain-En-Laye, France
2008 « l'un dessine, l'autre filme », Gallery “3 petits poings”, Rueil-Malmaison, France
2008 « 43ème Salon du Vésinet », Vésinet, France.
2007 « What I didn't sketch, I didn't saw », Alliance Française, Jordan, Hong Kong.
2007 « a small sketch is worth a thousand words », Kubrick, Hong Kong
2006 « fête du Balbi 2006, les coulisses du Paysage », the King's garden, Versailles, France.
2006 « Poems » Performance, Kubrick, Hong Kong
2004 « RAPPEL PALESTINE », GALERIE DEL SOL, Geneva, Switzerland.
2003 « RAPPEL PALESTINE », SYNDICAT POTENTIEL, Strasbourg, France.
2003 « RAPPEL PALESTINE », the ILLIADE, Illkirch, France.
2002 Exhibition at the CRAC, Altkirch, France.
2000 Exhibition “PEINTURES”, Verneuil, France.
2017 « Les Aventures de Mister Fox», French International School, Victor Segalen, Jardines, Hong Kong.
2016 « Sun Wukong, Aventures à Hong Kong », French International School, Victor Segalen, Jardines, Hong Kong.
2015 « Grondale, un dragon pas comme les autres », French International School, Victor Segalen, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
2014 « Silver Silence/ Golden Speech », co-authored with Waiyim Wong. I think it rains festival, Burger Collection, Hong Kong.
2008 « Un Apres-Midi Dans Un Café », co-authored with Waiyim Wong, Kubrick, Hong Kong.