Philippe Bousquet

Originally an architect, Philippe transitioned to the world of art and design in 1997. Based in France, Philippe began his career working with precious metals and materials, but after moving to South Africa in 2004, he became increasingly aware of the negative effects of mining on people, communities and the environment.

Out of a desire to create beautiful objects without causing harm, he built his first object out of scrap metal in 2008 and since then has expanded to use other waste materials and found objects. Affiliated to the Southern Guild, Philippe has exhibited widely with them.