Multidisciplinary, Benoit addresses areas varied as painting, sculpture, photography, video, neon or installation. Attracted by complex processes, he creates collaborations with other artists and craftsmen.

 

The idea first. Benoit places technique and materials at the service of the most effective expression and transmission of the idea. Wishing to make his reflection accessible to the greatest number, he sometimes goes as far as to insert the question asked or elements of answers within his work.

 

Behind his staggered plastic works appear two universal problems that are dear to him: life and time.

 

For example, the fragility of life is highlighted in the series « Tears for Life »: inclusions in the form of tears. The time that passes is tamed through the series « Traces of life ».

Create to feel alive

Play to remain wild

Exhibit to initiate a dialogue

Inspired by the new realists, the humor of Magritte or the conceptual work of Duchamp, Benoit Dutour uses a wide range of techniques and mediums to offer multiple entry points into his universe.

1990        Law PhD & fine art school as free listener

2007        Exhibitions in Paris Willinsky & Scotto  &  3 Temps Culture Lab

2014        Public auctions « Drouot » with two paintings

2015        Solo-show at gallery Etienne de Causans  « rue de Seine », Paris

2015        Art video « Shooting Stars » at Palais de Tokyo (via Souvenirs from Earth)

2016        Exhibition at Bryan Cave, Paris

2017        Public auctions to the benefit of France Kurdistan

2019       « Tears of joy » being part of the new collection Smalto Paris, collaboration JL Amsler (DA)

2019        Solo-show campus JC Ferrero (N°1 tennis player in 2003) in Spain

2019        Collective exhibition at the gallery  N’Oblige, Paris

2019        “Amazing Panda” project in collaboration with  Galeries Lafayette in China

2019        Exhibition of the series “Tears for life” in Montsouris parc during Nuit Blanche 2019

NUIT BLANCHE 2019 – PARIS

Thanks to the city of Paris

SMALTO – PARIS

Thanks to Jean-Luc Amsler

GALERIES LAFAYETTE – CHINE

Thanks to Jerry Huang

Contribution to the “Amazing Panda” initiative: design and customization of a Panda inspired by one of the 56 Chinese minority nation.

My choice: The YOA minority based in the mountainous terrain of the southwest and south of China & in Vietnam. In the last census, the YOA people numbered 2.637.421 in China. This number is on the left foot of my Panda. The # symbol is also seen in many of the YOA fabrics, long before Instagram!

Pandas were visible at the Shanghai Exhibition Center and travelled 2 months in the Galeries Lafayette stores in the main cities of China.

A way to valorize minority cultures through Art viewed by a collective of international artists.

JC FERRERO – SPAIN

MoMA – RUE D’ARTOIS – PARIS

Thanks to Just Cage & Patrick Masson

RUE DE SEINE – PARIS

Thanks to Rexel

COLLECTION

Personal collection of pieces of Art offered, exchanged, inherited or acquired to artists I’ve met personally or professionally.  Respect and appreciation for the quality and uniqueness of their Art are the only drivers to this collection

 

Luis Cavaco, Victor Charreton, Hubert Deschamps, Dundjian, Marie-Marie Dutour, F-A Dutour, Maurice Falise, Giorgio, Charlie Lemindu, Catherine Le Runigo, Ronald Martinez, Patrick Masson, Paule, Titane, Jules Viera