The temporary and disconcerting installations of Benedetto Bufalino
Telephone booths become aquariums and football fields are built on walls. For French artist Benedetto Bufalino the absurd is the rule.
Born in 1982, Benedetto Bufalino is a French artist who lives and works in Paris, a city where his works often come to life, transforming the streets and public places.
Yes, because Benedetto’s installations have three main and essential characteristics.
First of all, they must occupy a public space, no matter if it is a square, a park or simply a small piece of sidewalk, but they must be in close contact with people, they must find a place in people’s daily lives.
“The participation of “others” is a sine qua non of his ” practice”.”
Then they must be absurd. The imagination of the French artist seems to have no limits or obstacles, Benedetto manages to transform buses into swimming pools, telephone booths into aquariums with fish or cars into real kitchens where you can grill and fry chips.
Finally, the installations signed blessed Bufalino must be temporary, becoming a unique spectacle that once finished leaves the viewer the same feeling that you get when you wake up in the middle of a dream.
“The ephemeral is the rule of this work.”