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Jesus Alberto Benitez

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Untitled, 2016 Photograph, Inkjet Print 108x81cm
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Untitled, 2016 Photograph, Inkjet Print 93x51cm
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Untitled, 2016 Ink on Paper 60 X 42 Cm
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Untitled, 2016 Acrylic and Ink on Wood 60x35cm
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Untitled, excerpt from The Dust project, 2014 Photogram 41 X 30 Cm
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Untitled, excerpt from The Dust project, 2014 Photogram 41 X 30 Cm
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The place of reversal, 2014 Photograph, Inkjet Print 104 X 64 Cm
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Untitled, 2014 Ink on Paper 60 X 42 Cm
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Untitled, 2014 Ink on Paper 60 X 42 Cm
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Amplification, 2013 Photograph, Inkjet Print 47 X 93 Cm
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Derivative, 2013 Photograph, Inkjet Print 44 X 66 Cm
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The dense frequency of a slight coldness, 2013 Paint on Steel, Magnetic Rubber, Paper, Silkscreen Print With Tape, Table Installation 190 X 86 X 83 Cm
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Untitled, 2013 Ink and Tape on Lead, Acrylic on Fabric, Ink on Wall, Ephemeral 200 X 140 Cm
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Untitled, 2013 Alcohol and Ink on Steel 60 X 100 Cm
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Untitled, 2013 Acrylic and Ink on Wood 112 X 78 Cm
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Untitled, 2012 Acrylic on Wood 99 X 67 Cm
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Untitled, 2012 Acrylic, Ink, Dust and Sawdust on Wood 41 X 61 Cm
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Untitled, 2012 Acrylic and Ink on Wood 49 X 33 Cm
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Untitled, 2012 Acrylic and Ink on Photosensitive Paper 45 X 55 Cm
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The Immersion, 2012 Photograph, Inkjet Print 104 X 63 Cm
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Untitled, 2007-2011 Acrylic and Tape on Wood 60 X 50 Cm
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Untitled, 2010 Folded and Scanned Photograph, Inkjet Print 165 X 110 Cm
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Tres-version 2, 2007-2010 Photograph, Inkjet Print 56 X 85 Cm
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Drawing desk, 2008 Photograph, Inkjet Print 52 X 78 Cm
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Untitled, 2009 Acrylic, Ink and Tape on Photosensitive Paper 61 X 43 Cm
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Untitled, 2009 Acrylic, Ink and Adhesive Tape on Photosensitive Paper 61 X 41 Cm
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Untitled, 2009 Acrylic, Ink and Adhesive Tape on Photosensitive Paper 61 X 43 Cm
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Eva Barto - Jesús Alberto Benitez, 2014 Annex 14 Gallery, Zürich
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Eva Barto - Jesús Alberto Benitez, 2014 Annex 14 Gallery, Zürich
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Eva Barto - Jesús Alberto Benitez, 2014 Annex 14 Gallery, Zürich
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Towards an Hypothesis, 2013 Lyon Biennial - Résonance, Fort Du Bruissin - Contemporary Art Center, Francheville
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Echos, 2013 Lyon Biennial - Focus, St-etienne Modern Art Museum, Le Corbusier Site, Firminy
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Derivative, 2013 Rectangle, Brussels
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The Center is Not a Dot, 2012 Frank Elbaz Gallery, Paris
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The Center is Not a Dot, 2012 Frank Elbaz Gallery, Paris
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The Center is Not a Dot, 2012 Frank Elbaz Gallery, Paris
Quick Facts
Statement

In his practice as a graphic artist, painter and photographer Jesus Alberto Benitez makes use of a conjunction between the aleatory and precision, a cohabitation between accident and firmness. The atonal pieces are suspended in space and punctuate the context they are exhibited in. The artist delivers his message in a straightforward way, although the line of the drawing seems to hesitate, the installation seems to be on the verge of disappearing, photography on the verge of abstraction or painting on the verge of obliterating an attempt; the technique and the tool are gone against, as if to deliver the essence of a gesture from them. Obvious studio gestures, the works of Jesus Alberto Benitez question matter, physics and space.

 

The paintings on plywood or on photo-sensitive paper depict human activity that is surreptitious and restrained. Traces of fingers in white acrylic paint, spray, adhesive tapes, black ink: rudimentary materials that through their simplicity question the contemporaneousness of the image and emphasize the protocols of production. Equally precarious and ephemeral, the drawings and wall pieces hung up succinctly (using adhesive tape) extend and emphasize the unfinished state of the line and deliver the obvious fact of the image. As for the photographs, close-ups of the places and tools from which his works emerge, they are a suspended revelation of the artist’s skill.

 

In his work, Jesus Alberto Benitez scrutinizes inscription, however minimal, as close as possible to its source: a trace of activity.

 

Guillaume Hervier

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