BENJAMIN MORAVEC (°1977. Tiais, France.) is an artist who maintains a firm belief in the meaning of painting, even in a world that is inundated by a constantly changing mass of imagery. Using painterly means, which, incidentally, he yields in a highly virtuosic manner, Moravec questions our contemporary visual culture. He uses, to this end, the picture-in-picture technique. The position of the painted image, painted in a painting, which in itself is already a representation, is a crucial question in his work. Moravec also investigates the relationships between images and the public versus private nature of their mediatisation, whether those images originate from the world of painting, photography, advertising, cinema or the internet. Benjamin Moravec is an artist who deals with the contemporary dimensions of (the) art (of painting) in a very sensitive, intelligent and professional manner.
Benjamin Moravec already had four solo exhibitions at Deweer Gallery: ‘Le Royaume Part VI – “Nous n’avions pas fini de nous parler d’amour”’ (2017), ‘Le Royaume – Part V (Les Orphelins Volontaires)’ (2014), ‘Une Vie Sans Fin’ (with catalogue) (2010) and ‘Happy Together & Mourir Ensemble’ (2006). Moravec’s third solo show at Deweer Gallery, ‘Le Royaume – Part V (Les Orphelins Volontaires)’ (2014) was the continuation of the large exhibition ‘Le Royaume – Part IV (Les Jeux de l’Effroi)’ at IKOB – Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Eupen, Belgium (2013). Moravec recently had a solo exhibition at Observatorium, Meatpack, Antwerp, Belgium (2018).
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Benjamin Moravec took part in several group shows, including Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium (2018), Kasteel van Gaasbeek (English: Gaasbeek Castle), Lennik, Belgium (2017), De Directeurswoning, Roeselare, Belgium (2015), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium (2015), Schloß Bonndorf Kulturzentrum, Bonndorf, Germany (2014), Biennale of Painting, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium (2012), Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nuremberg, Germany (2012), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2011), Akademie voor Schone Kunsten (English: Academy of Fine Arts), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (2008), Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany (2007), Zumikon, Nuremberg, Germany (2005) and Südwestpark, Nuremberg, Germany (2003).
Many of his works are in public and private collections, including Assurance company La Luxembourgeoise, Faena Art, Miami Beach, South-Florida, USA, Verdec, Rumbeke, Belgium and Vulcan Art Collection, Seattle, USA.
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