It was in his workshop in Brussels that Benoît first heard of the word "lockdown" in March. Instinctively, he made a first drawing which he shared with his friends and family via social networks. He did it again the next day. And so on for the following weeks.
Instant Light is a collection of 96 unique drawings that evoke Benoît's feelings of an unprecedented period. The deceptively simple drawings seem to instantly illuminate this dark page. They were a moment of respite and escape for their recipients during this very special time. Each day, a cartoon to escape the monotony of the anxiety-inducing news.
- set of 10 postcards
- 10 x 15 cm
- Plaizier & Benoît van Innis
Benoït Van Innis "Quarantaine set'
Benoît van Innis (Bruges, 1960) studied painting with Dan Van Severen at Sint-Lucas Ghent. He soon published his first drawings in De Morgen and De Standaard. In the 1990s he also worked for the prestigious magazine The New Yorker, for which he created no less than 35 cover drawings.
Thanks to his contacts with several architects, he is often commissioned to create works in private and public places. His best known work was for the Maalbeek station in Brussels in 1999, where he redecorated the walls with large faces painted on Portuguese tiles.