< Benoît Maire
George Slays the Dragon
Benoît Maire
Apr 23, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (Germany)
Benoît Maire develops his works in the spaces between art, philosophy, display and thought. In his paintings, sculptures, videos and installative arrangements, he seeks an experimental and practical pathway into fundamental theoretical propositions of aesthetics.

With Maire, ideas find themselves translated in the form of pictures and objects. In his latest works, the artist devotes attention to, among other things, the art-historical motif of clouds, which reflects in the medium of painting itself and in his own artistic developments. In this process, he is interested in, for instance, a »groundlessness of expression in expression« capable of being experienced. What appear to be unimportant residues and rubbish gain a new currency as a mark of his actual work and as traces of the decisions made in a process of artistic creativity. Differing elements are embedded in installations, assume a deliberate relationship with one another and become equal parts of his artistic work as a whole. Benoît Maire is developing new paintings and sculptures for his exhibition at the Bielefelder Kunstverein and is including transformed site-specific objects into the presentation of his exhibition.

Curator: Thomas Thiel