BENJAMIN PLÉ  /  French, born in 1978

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WORKS

RENDER VARIATIONS WITH 4 LIGHT ORIENTATIONS

You have to take the time to watch the light shape and change the volumes and the material.

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“The concern to reshape to find the perfect shape. Something conceptual and harmonious with a logic in itself. "

 

By Caroline Canault

First, there is the experience of space, its crossing, its volumes, its lines, its angles. Benjamin Plé is an architect at heart. The matrix of its aesthetic impulses is formed in the form of grids and overlays of screen patterns.

 

The artist uses a sophisticated process. He works the canvas beforehand with a series of backgrounds; successive layers to erase the grain. If he uses watercolor or ink, his preferred technique is oil painting. Using a ruler, he structures, squares, seeks a rhythm in a random manner, without the gaze being fixed on one angle rather than another. The mind is cadenced, musical. He then hollows out the streaks with a knife, removes, erases to regain the transparency and shine of the background. It is light and depth that he seeks above all.

 

“There are many similarities between oil and watercolor that I do not find in acrylic which is sorely lacking in humanity and for which it is more difficult to work on the notion of transparency and depth. "

 

Benjamin Plé is a color specialist. With him, it is malleable, considered under variable intonations, cold or hot, from the most dazzling to the sluggish. The asceticism of the colors is voluntary. Under a perpetual play of shadow and light, the artist reveals the disappearance of the visible.

 

The moiré effects with a more or less wavy aspect, provide optical disturbances altering vision, crushing of planes, inversions of space where what is in front passes behind and vice versa. The multiplication and superposition of the concentric motif contributes to the state of meditation, a certain elevation, dictated by the paradigm, verticality and horizontality of modern architecture.

 

The works are constructed according to a logical process. A fun arithmetic technique. One can imagine a practice of leisure, the art of solving mathematical problems, abstract games of the mind or problems of geometry.

   

The geometric abstraction of its all-over motif dramatizes the vision and invites us to a show that includes us, encompasses us in a questioning with flaws, where the imagination overflows. His works come to reveal what surrounds them. The “relational” intention takes into account our perception to transport us towards a quest for harmony, composition and balance.

 

Benjamin decides to follow a full artistic course. Passionate about art, he decided to join the very famous “Met de Penninghen” art school to express his talent (graduated in 2002). After five years of learning in the world of drawing, painting, interior architecture and design, the artist finds his inspiration.

EXHIBITIONS

2020

OEN - London - England

Arlink - London - England

Couteron Gallery - Paris - France

 

2019

Couteron Gallery - Paris - France

Aristech Surfaces - London - England

Gallery Artrium - Lima - Peru

Bettina Gallery - Paris - France

Khan Gallery - London - England

Fine Arts Gallery - Paris - France

 

2018

Bettina Gallery - Paris - France

Sonia Monti Gallery - Paris - France

Kahn Gallery - London - England

Oeuvrissim Art Gallery - Paris - France

Fine Arts Gallery - Paris - France

Tournemine Gallery - Gstaad - Switzerland

 

2017

Kahn Gallery - London - England

Oeuvrissim Art Gallery - Paris - France

Gallery Zi Artifice - Paris - France

Fine Arts Gallery - Paris - France

Tournemine Gallery - Gstaad - Switzerland

 

2016

Oeuvrissim Art Gallery - Paris - France

Gallery Zi Artifice - Paris - France

Gallery paul stewart - Paris - France

FL Auction at Drouot - Paris - France

Fine Arts Gallery - Paris - France

Tournemine Gallery - Gstaad - Switzerland

 

2015

Fine Arts Gallery - Paris - France

Tournemine Gallery - Gstaad - Switzerland

Couteron Gallery - Paris - France

 

2014

Tournemine Gallery - Gstaad - Switzerland and Paris - France

Salon d'Automne - Paris - France

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