Bryant Benoit was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. He studied architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He entered the construction industry and worked as a commercial construction project superintendent for several years.
“I decided to explore my creativity in art. My perception of my Culture is expressed through my work. I tell stories of love, pain, family and spirituality. My work is like music. I feel the vibrations of the melody and relate its words to events that either happened or are happening in my life. My art is vibrations of my thought perception on canvas.”
I found working within a collage helps me deliver the perception I’m conveying. My perception of reality is found in the endless photography that is produced every day. There is a real message in photos that speak to me subliminally.
I love placing photos of feelings and energy into my work, as I paint the same energy. Like two opposites saying the same message. I combine the 2 forms and create my own perception of my culture, my life and my feelings.
The paintings I create consist of many layers. I layer smaller images of pictures with layers of acrylic paint to capture the feelings and vibrations of my message. I use color also to create; being that each color has meaning and vibrations.
The photos I use are words mentally and give the viewer a personal definition and meaning based on their own relationship to that image. Combinations of all the images and concepts of my acrylic work convey the intention behind the creation of each piece.
Bryant’s work can be viewed and purchased at:
Benoit Gallery Online Market https://squareup.com/market/benoit-gallery-llc
Facebook Benoit Gallery page, http://www.facebook.com/benoitgalleryart