Benjamin Schoones (M, He/Him, Boxtel 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist, mainly focusing on sculpture, installation, and painting.
"Kick Kick, take a dip!" At first, I was afraid, but now excited, to think twice as much, to make everything fit.
Sometimes, it is not necessarily about what can ultimately be seen, but also about the previous actions and methods that have been needed to get where we are. How do objects and materials appear in a certain way to make structures visible? Questioning and uncovering these existing structures and making connections in the multitude of things, in such a way that we can outline and emphasize them in a visual character.
In a constant interaction of rearrangement, juxtaposing, revising, and repeating certain actions, it raises questions and materialistic interactions that may cause a little tension before we get along. The objects and material sometimes need rearrangement or repetitive handling for new interactions, a place to be archived, concealed, and conserved, but it also needs a moment of space so new objects can take their role into the interplay. This questions the constant changing hierarchies and interactions within these materials and if the executive person of the handling cannot be seen as a material or object too, alongside all other current factors happening at that certain moment?
Sometimes, something that is a carrier needs to be carried as well.
Sculptural, painted, and found elements can be brought together in different and changing formations. A formal-informal fluid process with elements in constant motion sometimes solidifies in temporary structures and temporal installations. Where objects can either show changing tendencies to be either supportive or restraining. This way of working allows me to have opportunities for rest, reflection, and contingent benefits that continue to move the practice forward.