Short Biography
Philippe Assalit, self-taught photographer and visual artist, is a scientist by training.  His work is primarily concerned with the human body, femininity and masculinity, at the borderlines between painting, sculpture, drawing and photography.  He describes himself as a neo-Pictorialist, having been inspired by the pioneers of collage, grattage, montage, and hand colouring.
He combines the techniques of make-up, drawing, painting, montage and three-dimensionality, working in series (of between 10 and 100 photographs) to be viewed chronologically or as a single kaleidoscopic piece.  Philippe, presently working in Paris and le Gers, has been exhibited in France and across Europe notably on several occasions by the Centre G. Pompidou, MNAM Paris, at the Montmajour Abbey. R.I.P, Arles (2010), in Korea (2010 & 2011), and for the inaugural exhibition of the Maison Particuliere Art Centre, in Brussels (2011).  He continues to exhibit at numerous festivals, galleries and contemporary art fairs.