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Benjamin Weder

studied at Städel Art Institute Frankfurt, one of the best Schools of Arts in Germany, if not in Europe. Among his professors were famous personalities like the painters Thomas Bayerle and Rainer Jochims or the Danish sculptor Per Kirkeby. After his graduation, he assisted Sol Le Wit, the godfather of conceptual art, in carrying out his “Walldrawings”. In 1992 he went on a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, before he worked again with Sol Le Witt in New York. With his American paintings, Weder became the first fellow of the Charlotte Prinz Foundation in Darmstadt. There he got to know the Argentinian painter Miguel Epes, with whom he entertained a number painting trips to Argentina. These visits paved his way to new themes for his artistic opus as well as his move to the province Santa Fe in 2012.

What motivates you to be an artist?

Weder understands how to interweave impressions of the rural spheres, historical moments, traditional customs as well as glances from modern lifestyles – in using a contemporary artistic form of expression. His intercultural exchange of images is an artistic journey around the world.