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Benoit Maire

Born in 1978, Pessac, France

Lives and works in Bordeaux, France


Benoît Maire is often described as a “visual philosopher”: his paintings, sculptures, films and installations draw on philosophy, geometry, mythology and sociology, among others. In a way, his practice is neither art, nor philosophy, but the ecstatic merge of the two. For instance, Maire is interested in French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard's concept of Differend which is dedicated to the conflict between the processes of saying and seeing. Maire works appear as layered puzzles of meaning wh...Read more