Marker or pen in hand, Benoit Platéus captures the small events of his everyday life or sudden ideas which could become works. This artist's book gathers an
intuitive selection in this flow, which oscillates between the acuity
of caricature and the abandon of automatic writing. Incisive and
very funny, this set of drawings reveals the regressive and lucid
insolence the poetic universe of Benoit Platéus's work contains.
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.