His art is something very special, it enchants and takes the viewer into a world that is simply imaginative and colorful.
From a distance it looks like a painted woman’s body. But as you step closer, you’ll see hundreds of white butterflies. Are they still alive?
What looks like a random landing site for butterflies is now turning out to be a 3D work of art. Each butterfly was carefully cut out and fixed in place.
Visually an astonishing effect, philosophically seen a hopeful outlook – life as a metamorphosis, as a constant puppet and pupa. Forms disappear, their individual parts rise up as a butterfly and form a new form.
Ben Buechner’s past in the advertising industry becomes clear when he applies his stencil cut-out technique to a “cola can”. Does the can fly away when you turn around?
Everything is ephemeral and subject to the constant flow of change. Maybe it’s really like this: everything is alive and every whole is a composition of whole parts. Each part is a fleeting unit in itself. Temporarily assembled into a can, then cherries and so on …
It took Ben a full decade to find his stencil cut-out technique. Had she flown to him? It turned out to be.
Ben’s objects tell stories that are only gradually revealed to the viewer. Looking is a way of thinking about life, the impermanence, the wandering of things and the inner intelligence of every single part. The beautiful side of swarm intelligence.
Art lovers have known the name Ben Buechner for a long time, so he has long been a guest at national and international exhibitions with his works.
Ben Buechner experiments with many different materials. He trained as an advertising professional and worked in this industry for several years. His search for his own style has led him to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials. Over the past decade, he has become an expert in his ‘stencil cut-out mixed technique’. This is his way of creating 3-D works that consist of hundreds of special detailed sculptures. Ben Buechner`s works can now be found all over Europe and beyond.
International artfairs and exhibitions:
2015-2019 Berlin, Brussels, Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Lausanne, Milan, Madrid, Luxemburg, Seoul, Vienna, Salzburg, Knokke, Mallorca
2017-2019 Hamburg, Sylt, Hamburg, Berlin