About the artist
In various media, sometimes mixed, in doodles, scribbles, patches and shading, and with a studied naivety and plenty of tinkering, Benoit Platéus, balances between form and formlessness, between meaningless scribbling and an interpretable image. In his writings he dislocates the language by constructing sentences so they seem like clumsy translations. In his photos and objects he plays tricks on the viewer by increasing or reducing the scale, and by means of bizarre assemblages and other things. In this way his art often acts as an appareil physique (a psychological term that often occurs in his work) that plays on, questions and reﬂects the viewer’s perception and consciousness. Born in 1972 in Belgium, Platéus lives and works in Brussels.