A member of the generation that witnessed the digital revolution and the explosion of the image, Platéus fully embraces the creative possibilities of analogue and digital technologies in order to wrestle the question of the original, which he deforms, saturates, disfigures, dazzles, enlarges, erases or reverses.
As a result, his images are always transitive. Reproduced endlessly but never identically, they highlight the poetic force of the accident, of the trace, of imperfection.
Accompanies the exhibition ‘Benoît Platéus: One Inch Off’, 02 Feb – 28 Apr 2019, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.
Co-published with WIELS.