Benoît Maire


Benoît Maire is a French artist whose practice is deeply rooted in philosophy and theory. Concerned with how, why, and in what states art can exist, Maire investigates the relationship between concepts and images or objects. Starting from the differend (insurmountable conflict) between saying and seeing, Benoît Maire works in an in- between where art and philosophy merge into a practical use where forms spread out and surpass one another. Neither philosophy, nor art, the Aesthetics of differends looks to corrupt classical formats by the experimental use of theory. “Something written exists in another temporality, and I like to multiply temporalities in my practice,” he explains.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Peinture de nuages, 2017 Oil on canvas 199.8 x 149.7 x 2.6 cm | 78.66 x 58.93 x 1.02 in