Benjamin Bichard

France 1982

Sculpture

Benjamin Bichard
Benjamin Bichard
Male
France
1982
November 29, 2015
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Benjamin Bichard is a French contemporary artist born in 1982 in Nice. He studied at the Villa Arson, where he earned his Bachelor of Art and Master of Fine Art degrees.
Bichard’s work revolves around sculptures, it is based on the objects that are in every-day use, which people consider to be common, functional, and unworthy of intrusion in the artistic field. He adds a bit of irony to his talent in order to separate these objects from their original function, giving them potential of artistic appreciation.

Art by Benjamin Bichard

Benjamin Bichard - Sans titre 4, 2010 - installation Villa Arson (left) - Murder Party, 2013 (right)
Benjamin Bichard – Sans titre 4, 2010 – installation Villa Arson (left) / Murder Party, 2013 (right)

Artist seeks objects that seem less valuable, and thinks of them highly because they are witnesses and reveal some of the most intimate parts of our lives. He thinks of those consumer goods, made of oil and plastic, and mass produced, which are then transformed into household objects. Their primary function is often linked with simple gestures, and that is the only reason of their existence. Bichard feels that there is certain arrogance in his work as his sculptures and installations imitate other object, furniture for example, but are stripped of any practical function.

Sculpture by Benjamin Bichard

Benjamin Bichard - Sans titre, private collection, 2011 - installation view (left) - Skull, 2012 (right)
Benjamin Bichard – Sans titre, private collection, 2011 – installation view (left) / Skull, 2012 (right)

Bichard questions the relationship between him and objects and forms that exist in his life. He knows that day-to-day life is filled with tireless repetition of the same assignments, and people unconsciously forge lasting relationships to objects. In his artistic practice, he hopes to extract this, almost mechanical repetition, and interprets it by creating simple sculptures, such as collages, twists, carvings, assemblages.

Benjamin Bichard lives in Paris and works in Pantin.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
201257th Salon de Montrouge artists fairMontrougeGroup
2012BizzaroGeraldine Banier Gallery, ParisGroup
2012Expo ChallengeBelleville, ParisGroup
2012We agree to differWorkshop KM - Sernam - PantinGroup
2011Heritage DaysNotre Dame du Brusc chapelGroup
2010This year there ... # 1Navy Gallery, NiceGroup
2010This year there ... # 2Villa Arson, NiceGroup
2008Out Of Contextapartments for students of Villa Arson, NiceGroup
2008An exhibition of memories / A silent discoDojo, NiceGroup