Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille is a multidisciplinary French artist living and working in
Miami, a 1985 graduate of I'Ecole des Beaux-Arts with a background in theater.
She works in a variety of formats including paintings as well as sculptures, installations, and photography. Her appreciation for mixed media and experimentation has gotten her
to use pigments, encaustic wax technique, ink, paper, plaster.
Loss, fragility, and the evanescence of human things are at the heart of her practice.
This exploration stems from knowing of a castle her father used to own that her two
siblings grew up in but was taken from them in a family feud. Growing up, it made her
aware of the fragility and temporary nature of things and their ownership.
Now for more than 30 years, she has been working on this fragility, and more precisely,
how fragility begets loss or voids which in turn invite movement and a succession of
moments which she strive to capture in her art.