Practicing Representation in the Academy of Realist Art

Joël Bénard


Why do we re-present the world to ourselves? What forms do these representations take and how do they reflect on our sense of self? These are some of the ideas explored in Practicing Representation in the Academy of Realist Art; a series of portrait diptychs that topographically documents our struggle with personal significance and meaning, as we translate and concretize experience and sensation into forms of representations, consciousness and realization.