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Benjamin Laading

03.10 – 31.10.2016

Two simple words sum up the artist’s work: time and space. After ten years of alternative painting and studies at the Villa Arson, this young dandy came to interrogate his work in Morocco during his artistic residency at Jardin Rouge.

Benjamin Laading transcribes in his work the ambiguity of a counterculture in an established system. The artist transforms a rapid urban gesture into a slow and controlled composition. His dimensional approach brings the infinitely small onto huge canvases and confronts the signifier with the signified. The density of his dots provokes a dialogue with space by freeing himself from the limits and conditioning of urban painting. Make no mistake, the gesture is mastered in the quest for the perfect movement.

« Jaillir » reveals the artist’s sensitivity to the world, and establishes a close relationship with nature and its mystery, not in its effects but in its substance.

Jardin Rouge Residency – Salle des Casques – From 03 to 31 october 2016