Claude-Philippe BENOIT

Born in Haileybury Ontario in 1953, Benoit has lived and worked in Montréal since 1990.

Claude-Philippe Benoit holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and is pursuing his artistic research in photography. He has been exhibiting his works since 1982, mainly in galleries and centres located in Montréal including "Lumières: perception-projection" during the Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1986. Recently, in 2005, he showed at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in "Questions de temps et d'espace" with a dozen other artists. Two of his works are also on permanent public display in Valleyfield and Saint Hyacinthe. Claude-Philippe Benoit is co-founder and president (19883-1987) of AXE NÉO-7 and co-founder of the Daïmon production center, both located in Hull.

Trained initially in cinema then in visual arts, Benoit is interested both in image content and construction, blending the workings of the cinematographic image and its projection in his photos. Since the end of the 1980's, his work has been characterized by a certain sobriety, large formats and split screen series. Blending installations, projects and photography, he works on light and on the potential evocation of environments that lack presence. Especially evocative, his "Les lieux maîtres" cycle presents a specific universe whose austere yet elegant atmosphere remains symbolic, alive and powerful.







Claude-Philippe Benoit
La Predicta
N° 40 and 41 (From the series «L'envers de l'écran, un tourment photographique»)
Two black and white silver prints
No 1/5
40,6 cm x 50,8 cm.
1 100 $ (framed) each












Claude-Philippe Benoit
Le Serment de Encour pour un oui pour un non
Color photograph
No 3/5
50,8 cm x 61 cm.
800 $ (framed)