1973, Cherbourg, France
Lives and works in Saint-Denis,
Benoît Géhanne works in series through different practices: paintings, volumes, drawings, photographs, installations. Using documents, archives, or even photographs, he takes samples, cutting them up to extract fragments. These pieces, abstracted and brought back, then constitute the matrix of the pieces and the studio work. By detaching portions of images, by eluding their referents, by making them autonomous, Benoît Géhanne probes the resistance of forms. He tests the habits of a world where the act of seeing is directly linked to appropriation and identification.
His pieces ultimately question the way in which we are led to look, to consider everything.