About

Pim Benus, born in Gramsbergen, the Netherlands, working and living in Groningen.

In my early youth I got fascinated by the visual possibilities of photography. Later on, educated and working as an architect, I used my photography for documentation and presentation. Since the 90s I turned back to photography as an autonomous medium.

Travelling and hiking through nature I cut out, with my camera, those views and details who give me a kind of abstract emotion, perceiving a detail but feeling the whole landscape. It leads to intimate impressions, indefinite views, sometimes decorative details, without documenting the reality of the landscape. It is the fixed view, the cut-out and the catched light that causes the emotional, spiritual loading and reflects the relation between me and nature.

“Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveau yeux” (Marcel Proust)

AWARD
– Little Treasures Award 2019 Bologna, Italy
EXHIBTIONS
2020 – Art Capital (Salon des Independants) Paris , France
2019 – Genius Loci, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Little Treasures, Galleria De Marchi Bologna, Italy
  – Bomen, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2018 – Kunstmoment Diepenheim (open air) Diepenheim, Netherlands
  – Parallax Int. Artfair, Kensington Townhall London, UK
  – Lentesalon 2018, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Beweging (movie), Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2017 – Unique Realities, Ateneo de Madrid. Madrid, Spain
  – Parallax Int. Artfair, Kensington Townhall London, UK
  – Lentesalon 2017, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2016 – Japan, Galerie Waarkunst ‘tWaar, Netherlands
  – Parallax Int. Artfair, Chelsea Old Townhall London, UK
  – Fragiel, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Little Treasures, Galleria De Marchi Bologna, Italy
  – Lentesalon 2016, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Kunstroute A-Kwartier Groningen, Netherlands
2015 – Onderweg, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Parallax Int. Artfair, Chelsea Old Townhall London, UK
  – Lentesalon 2015, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Kunstroute A-Kwartier Groningen, Netherlands
2014 – Wit, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Stills, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2013 – Duister, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
  – Lentesalon 2013, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2012 – Lentesalon 2012, Galerie Lichtzône Groningen, Netherlands
2010 – Memento, Galerie Diramazione (132co) Groningen, Netherlands
PUBLIC COLLECTION
– Bulthaup Presentation, Groningen, NL
– Allshookupsalon, London, UK
BOOKS
– Duivelseiland, 2015
– Piz Tomül, 2014
– Op Stap, 2014
– Duister, 2013
EDUCATION
– 2010 Academie voor Fotografie, Groningen
– 1978 Academie van Bouwkunst, Groningen

CONTACT

pimbenus@icloud.com

M +31 (0) 6 54 35 22 94

A Eelkemastraat 137, 9723ZW Groningen, NL

W www.pimbenus.nl

W www.benusarchitectuur.nl

Kvk.nr. 01166275

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