He uses photography, video, drawing and sculpture to transform everyday images and spaces that he distorts, saturates, enlarges, erases or reverses. A tireless observer, Benoit Platéus introduces a distance between objects and their perception to make them fall on the other side, in a space of variable dimensions and multiple interpretations. His works reveal the poetic force of the interstitial and of the trace.
Winner of the Jeune Peinture Belge award in 2003, a retrospective exhibition was devoted to Benoit Platéus’s work in 2019 at Wiels, Brussels (Belgium) and at the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Germany). His work has been shown at Kunsthal Aarhus (Denmark), Sauvage, Düsseldorf (Germany), Bozar, Brussels, IKOB Eupen and Albert Baronian (Belgium), in the US at Karma, New York, signs and symbols, New York, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles and HighLight Gallery, San Francisco, in France at Palais de Tokyo, Maison Rouge, Fondation Hippocrène and Centre National de la Photographie, Paris (France), at SIC, Helsinki (Finland) and at Mamoc, Beijing (China).