Philippe Caya is a visual artist based in Montreal, Canada. He uses generative algorithms, pen plotters, and traditional painting techniques to create his works. He also works under the pseudonym 0xPhiiil.
His artistic focus revolves around generative sculptures and animations, with an emphasis on exploring themes related to relationships, complementarity, and conflicts.
Philippe holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. His art has been featured in various digital art platforms, including Artblocks, FxHash, and Prohibition.art. Additionally, he has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.
2024 February Overflow/Débordement group Va Savoir Gallery, Montréal, Canada
Group exhibition featuring 5 Montreal-based artists, including Hélène Cedenese and Jean-Pierre Gauthier.
2024 January Cloud Patina solo Prohibition.Art
Cloud Patina is a generative series displaying the breadth of variability of imaginary recycled metals. These metal plates are imagined in the warehouse of a recycling facility ready to be selected and repurposed by sculptors and creators.
2023 September Stormae at Artblocks Activations group Marfa, Texas
Presentation of Stormae, a generative sculpture, where the viewer is placed in the role of art generator as on every click a new sculpture is randomly generated and be explored in augmented reality.
2023 April Beyond Physicality group dArt NYC, New York
Immersive, gravity-defying sculptures visuals paired with resonant soundscapes. Narrative, spatial videos paired with Debussy. All things felt more deeply thanks to AR headsets and haptic vests.
2023 March Beginnings Exhibition solo Va Savoir Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Solo exhibition of 16 hand-drawn works on canvas based on the generative algorithm behind the Beginnings generative series. The opening night features live plotted mints from the plottables.io acquisitions. The exhibition also welcomed a school visit with the artist which introduced students to generative art and creative coding.
2023 March Beginnings solo Plottables.io
Launch of the Beginnings generative series on Plottables.io. The series features a physical portion where every mint can be claimed as a physical plot, signed and shipped by the artist. Collectors from Texas, New York, California, South-Africa, Turkey and Spain received physical plots.
2022 November Zupermat #0 Live group Artblocks Sunset Event, Marfa, Texas
Zupermat, an infinite documentary of cuboid families, was selected for this group presentation for its infinitely random animation and its adaptive screen aspect ratio.
2022 Mai Zupermat solo Artblocks.io
Drop of the Zupermat generative series. Zupermat is the infinite documentary on the life of pseudo-random rectangular cuboids. Sometimes a deep dive into a particular side of their construction, other times a broad portrait of their organization as gangs, mob and anarcho-secret societies.
2017 Fall Duochromes Exhibition solo Soucoupe, Montreal, Canada
Using two geometric forms, the artist expresses power relationships through both gigantic vs. minute sizes and adjacent vs. complementary colors. The series is composed of large format geometric color field works on wood. The exhibition was held from October 31, 2017 through February 28, 2018.
2016 Winter Nonagon Exhibition solo Soucoupe, Montreal, Canada
The Nonagon exhibition juxtaposes the rigid geometry of nine-sided, angular forms with the gentle, ethereal palette of pastel colors, revealing the inherent contradictions within monolithic structures. The exhibition was held from January 20, 2016 to February 20, 2016.
Sept 28, 2023 Stormae podcast Collector's Corner - Episode 50 - 31:10
Review of Marfa activation by Jared Poz.
One of the more amazing activation I've participated in at Marfa was 0xPhiil's 3d generative sculpture rendering in augmented reality called Stormae. The trippiest thing is that you can engage with the sculpture, you can run around, see the different angles, look up at it and it was just so beautifully represented and rendered. It was really inspiring and beatiful in it's own right.
Une heure spéciale pour notre communauté mondiale tout en français avec 0xphiiil, Johan, Louis-André Labadie, William Mapan
August 30, 2022 Behind the Code online panel Zupermat by 0xphiiil
A deep dive into 0xPhiiil's creative coding and process for the project Zupermat
- In watching the animation, I fell like you can potentially watch it for hours without getting the sense of it repeating. Does it ever repeat? - No.
Review of the Freehand collaboration between 0xPhiiil and Indonesia-based artist Ciput
This is what I want from collaborations, taking someone how hasn't done generative art and helping them adapt into this medium. This collaboration is super interesting, because the artist Ciput is an emotionaly driven artist and color driven.
February 13, 2022 Destijl Fortunes podcast Waiting To Be Signed - Episode 6 - 14:50
Review of the Destijl Fortunes generative series.
A great use of oversaturated colors on a parchmenty background. A ton a care went into the construction and design of the piece [...] with these non-sensical crypto-adjacent fortunes that pop-out at you.