The works of Beni Bischof defy any categorization. A multimedia artist who works with painting, drawings, photographs, sculpture, computer graphics and edition, Bischof can be irreverent and deep, often within the same works.
Matters of pure form, atemporality and a certain ambiguity respect meaning are related to both the “Bricked Castles” and the “Handicapped Cars” series, a number of photographs heavily retouched using computer graphics in order to simplify, decontextualise, and abstract the subjects. The artist plays here with the iconicity of architecture and design in order to free them from any need for content.
The deconstruction of the object ends up with the creation of a new form, self-referential and useless, in an approach that is not so distant from the formal and graphic experiments of Nicolas Moulin, Xavier Delory and Philipp Schaerer.
“BRICKED CASTLES” series
Inkjet print, Format 60x86cm and 90x128cm, 2009
Different formats, 2008/09
All images: © Beni Bischof