BENOÎT TRIMBORN b. 1976 Schiltigheim, France

bt_profileFrench artist Trimborn is renowned for his large-­scale, stunning landscapes in oil on canvas. Trimborn, trained as an architect, categorizes his work as “contemporary impressionism”; by this, he is referencing his unusual approach to ordinary subjects, his emphasis on the ethereal quality of light and his focus on the natural world.

On his work, Trimborn states: The morphology of the landscapes, or more essentially, the space that the countryside paints, draws my attention and is like the spark of an idea. As an architect, I see there a breath, a light, a rhythm that can form on its own a principle of beauty. Thus, in painting, I am guided by these places of the countryside, they go through the seasons, but also through meteorological and agricultural variations… So, I imagine the passage from the space of the countryside to the space of the canvas. It is a passage to do without useless chatter, because everything is there… More than using the painting as a means of communication of my own message, I prefer making the painting talk, leaving it to “say the last word”… The represented elements compose atmospheres whose impression I seek to accurately convey, like the musician, who accurately follows his sheet music. The figure of the man, who is never represented, is, however, sensibly present in these strongly altered and elaborate landscapes. In this effort, the contemplative attitude prevails, much more than the adventurous attitude. No message and no story should disturb the viewer’s perspective…

Trimborn’s extensive country and water scenes lack human forms thus they encourage contemplation and a careful study of nature. While the presence of humanity is, at times, hinted at by a well-­maintained field of crops or pasture of cows, his paintings tend to highlight the immeasurable vastness of nature and the relative smallness of everything else. His work brilliantly captures the changing seasons, the fleeting visions reflected in his pools of water and the complex relationships between light, water and the sky.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, MA

2017 Hugo Galerie, New York, NY

2015 Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2015 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2015 Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2014 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2014 Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2013 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2012 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2012 Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany

2012 Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2011 Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2011 Prix des Arts 2011, Académie Rhénane, Strasbourg, France

2011 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2011 Galerie Philippe Paschos, Grimaud, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Inaugural Exhibition, M Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2016 Plakat Wand Kunst, Zone d’Art, Strasbourg, France

2015 Salon des Petits Formats, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2015 Animalists – Nature, Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2015 Exposition st’art, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2015 Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2014 Exposition st’art, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2014 Galerie Courant d’Art, Mulhouse, France

2014 Korea International Art Fair, Yea Sung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2014 Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2013 Lille Art Fair, Absolute Art Gallery, Lille, France

2013 Quincoces/Trimborn/Pietropoli, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY

2013 Winter, Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany

2012 Art Gent 2012, Absolute Art Gallery, Gent, Belgium

2012, Exposition st’art, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2011 Linear 2011, Absolute Art Gallery, Gent, Belgium

2011 Affordable Art Fair, New York City, NY

2011 Landchaft [heute], Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany

2011 Oxymore No 6- L’invitation au voyage, Centre Culturel Chine-Europe, Strasbourg, France

2011 art KARLSRUHE, Galerie Art Station, Karlsruhe, Germany

2011 Winter Exhibition, Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2010 Lineart 2010, Absolute Art Gallery, Gent Belgium

2010 Exposition st’art, Galeries Bertrand Gillig/ Rendez Vous, Strasbourg, France

2010 Montreux Art Gallery 2010, Galerie Ame Couleur, Montreux, Switzerland

2010 Art London, Galerie Ariel Sibony, London, United Kingdom

2010 Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France

2010 Le bonheur est dans le près, Galerie Ame Couleur

2010 Exposition Paysages, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France

2010 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2009 Galerie Philippe Paschos, Grimaud, France

2009 One Man Show, Exposition st’art, Strasbourg, France

2009 Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

2009 Affordable Art Fair, Paris, France

2009 Slick Dessin,Paris, France

2009 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris, France
Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, France