Rhythm And Trace | Benoit Sjöholm
98 Pages, 8.25” x 11.75”, Screen Printed Paperback
Published x Unseen Sketchbooks
From Unseen Sketchbooks:
Born in 1980, Benoit Sjöholm lives and works in Villejuif near Paris. During his childhood, he was influenced by the work of Judith Reigl (a Hungarian painter) and Simon Hantaï (a fellow Hungarian painter associated with abstract art), both friends of his maternal grandparents. Benoit studied graphic design and worked for 15 years as a freelance art director. Typography and graphic signs were at the heart of the artist’s preoccupations from the beginning.
‘The entire moment of creation is readable from the first to the last gesture. My lines of writing are an imprint, a raw materialization of the different variations of the living in a given time and impulse frame.’
This edition presents the work of Benoit through a visual tour of his sketchbooks and finished works. The emphasis is on the rhythm and pattern of his works and the traces they leave behind.
‘Gesture, governed by a certain given rhythm, revealing an abstract and raw writing. Dictated by one and the same energy, this latter bears witness to a moment of creative life, a unique moment.’