Benoît Maire

  • From references to philosophical readings, Benoît Maire makes performances, organizes discussions, sculptures, assemblages of objects in space, paintings and videos. More than just a link between philosophy and art, his work creates a network of correlations and questions between the two disciplines, addressing the realization of an idea. How does one go from textual representation to a system of representation specific to visual arts? "Sometimes a picture is better to pose a problem," says the artist, "this is not about appropriating references, but to use them as an order of representation, like traces, memories, and spectra to reactivate." In Maire's work, arises the question of the "making" of an idea so that it becomes an object of reality, and in this case a work of art.Benoit Maire was born in 1978 in Pessac, France. He lives and works in Paris.

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From references to philosophical readings, Benoît Maire makes performances, organizes discussions, sculptures, assemblages of objects in space, paintings and videos. More than just a link between philosophy and art, his work creates a network of correlations and questions between the two disciplines, addressing the realization of an idea. How does one go from textual representation to a system of representation specific to visual arts? “Sometimes a picture is better to pose a problem,” says the artist, “this is not about appropriating references, but to use them as an order of representation, like traces, memories, and spectra to reactivate.” In Maire’s work, arises the question of the “making” of an idea so that it becomes an object of reality, and in this case a work of art.
Benoit Maire was born in 1978 in Pessac, France. He lives and works in Paris.