Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Animations by Benoit David

One of my favorite artists in Montreal has started releasing videos. The unfortunately under appreciated photo-sculptor Benoit David has made a series of animations of his fascinating decompositions.

Although I generally loathe photo manipulation work, he manages to make his stuff gritty and effectively sculptural and retains a corporeality which is often lacking in digital photography. Transforming his photos into animation is an interesting move, adding a new kind of gestural quality, and providing a very different layer to his already complex work.

At some point I'll actually try to write something intelligent about this. Until then, you can check out his website.

Benoit David

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