Benoit Platéus (born in 1972, Chênée, lives and works in Brussels), winner of the ‘Young Belgian
Painting' in 2003, is one of the most important Belgian artists
of his generation. His work doesn't neglect any medium –
photography, video, drawing or sculpture – in order to search
for ambiguities in the most mundane field of visibility. Restless
observer, precise, discrete and malicious, Benoit Platéus introduces
a distance between objects and their perception in order to
shift them to the other side, in a space with variable dimensions
and multiple interpretations.
trilingual edition (English / Dutch / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Artists' books & editions
A set of incisive, funny and poetic drawings by the Belgian artist, capturing the small events of his everyday life or sudden ideas which could become works.