Donated by Wyn and Lucretia Geleynse
Born in Haileybury Ontario in 1953, Claude Philippe Benoit has lived and worked in Montréal since 1990. He holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University. He has been exhibiting his works since 1982, mainly in galleries and centres located in Montréal. Two of his works are on permanent public display in Valleyfield and Saint Hyacinthe. Claude-Philippe Benoit is co-founder and president (19883-1987) of AXE NÉO-7 and co-founder of the Daïmon production center, both located in Hull. Trained initially in cinema then in visual arts, Benoit is interested both in image content and construction, blending the workings of the cinematographic image and its projection in his photos. Blending installations, projects and photography, he works on light and on the potential evocation of environments that lack presence.