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Benoît Trimborn

By 12th April 2017

Trained as an architect, French artist Benoît Trimborn describes his work as ‘contemporary impressionism’. His focus on fleeting light and weather conditions combined with a textured impasto, creates the illusion of a transient and ethereal moment.

Trimborn endeavours to capture the quality of the fields, lakes and forests in a visually contemplative way. These compositions are visually stunning, but also meditative, maintaining an integrity for the French landscape and its intrinsic atmosphere. They say silence is a virtue, and indeed that is what pervades each of Trimborn’s paintings, even his titles are simple; this neutrality allows the essence of the landscape, the nature of it, to shine through. In this, and many other ways, the artist preserves the elemental qualities of his environs with a lyrical and poetic rhetoric.