The visual artist and painter Benoît Van Innis (°1960) observes the secrets in human beings. This is done with a great sense of irony. The poetic aspect is enhanced by a submerged melancholy. His characters are walking, sitting, thinking, writing, painting, watching, reading, worrying and daydreaming. They never work.
Benoît is best known for his - often absurdly humorous - drawings in magazines such as De Standaard, De Volkskrant, Paris Match and The New Yorker. In recent years Benoît Van Innis often works with architects around the integration of art in private or public buildings. For the metro station Maalbeek in Brussels he designed a monumental tile wall, which he painted in the Portuguese town Sintra.