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Painter Visual Artist

Benjamin Ottoz

Drawing on the unfathomable lightness and fragility of paper, Benjamin Ottoz has been exploring the possibilities of this medium for several years. His approach consists of testing paper, crumpling it up, experimenting with its plasticity to create new forms.

Oscillating between painting, sculpture and photography, this process is a philosophical approach to make the work the medium itself. The artist’s hand tends to reveal the visual potential of the work with this important part of chance in the process. The result is the sum of friction, pressure, painting and observation. The artist’s manipulations leave room for the observation of folds, shadows and light reflections. Little by little, the poetic burden of this process is revealed through contemplation and the wandering of the mind…