Patrick Benedictus

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Esse est percipi

Type: Drawing · Dimensions: 20 x 30 · Created: november 2015

Translated 'To be is to be perceived' is a term used by George Berkeley, an 18th-century Anglo-Irish philosopher. His theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers, and as a result cannot exist without being perceived.


Dissipative Structure

Type: Drawing

Characterized by the spontaneous appearance of symmetry breaking the formation of complex, sometimes chaotic, structures. It is related to chaos theory (a bundle of smoke for example). The term 'dissipative structure' was invented by Russian-Belgian physical chemist Ilya Prigogine, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for his pioneering work on these structures.


The Insect

Type: Drawing

With the 'Insect' the question can be raised if this is a person that has for example a little fly in his eye and somebody else is helping him to remove it or is the other the insect? Look at the shape of the hand. It is sketched in such a way that it resembles an insect feet that crawls into the face of the person. Is the other the insect? The content of the drawing is related to Kafka's novel 'metamorphosis'.


The Secret

Type: Drawing

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The Thin White Duke

Type: Drawing

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Trigger Finger

Type: Drawing

The drawing is a metaphor for all those people who quickly get angry and are prepared to push the button quite quickly. The content of this drawing may be applicable to individuals, organizations and political parties who have a short fuse.


01/01/2016 Eau de Cologne

Type: Drawing

A total of 838 people have filed criminal complaints committed during the new year’s eve in Cologne. Organized groups of men sexually assaulted dozens of women in Cologne. 497 women claiming sexual assault. When including crimes from all of the major cities in Germany the complaint figure is said to almost top 1,000.The offenders were mainly refugees from Morocco, Tunisia and Syria.


Epiphany of the face

Type: Drawing

'Epiphany of the face' is inspired by Levinas. The Jewish thinker, Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), centers his entire philosophy on the human face. He says that you have to try to see the vulnerability, the infinite, the mortality, the indefinable, .. in the eyes and the face of the other in order to see him or her as a unique human being and not as an object. 'Epiphany' is that in the other we cannot conceptualize, which escapes us.


Folie à Deux

Type: Drawing

'Folie à Deux' or induced delusional disorder is a mental illness. The disorder occurs in people who have a relationship or close ties with someone who has already psychotic symptoms. This latter, generally dominant person is called the primary case or inductor. Typically, the patient takes the issues of the inductor over. He or she claims to suffer similar psychotic symptoms.


Forbidden Fruit

Type: Drawing

'Forbidden fruit' is a drawing with a religious content. It is a direct reference to the book 'Genesis' and the tail of Adam and Eva.


Forces

Type: Drawing

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Freedom of Speech

Type: Drawing

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Hero

Type: Drawing

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Me, Myself and I

Type: Drawing

A 'Postmodern identity' was made in two versions. The 'Me, Myself and I' version and the 'Selfie' version.


Me Know Nothing

Type: Drawing

The person pictured in 'Me Know Nothing' is Bjarne Riis. A Danish cycling legend who won the Tour de France in 1996. Although an obscene amount of performing enhancing drugs were found in his blood, he initially denied the usage of it. Eleven years after winning the Tour he called for a press conference and confessed. The drawing is a metaphor for the strong denial capability of the human psyche.


Me, Myself and I (Selfportrait)

Type: Drawing

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Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they are

Type: Drawing

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Prosthesis

Type: Drawing

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The Business Man

Type: Drawing

The “Business man” is a portrait of Tung Chee Wha. After the transfer of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, he became the first head of government on 1 July 1997. Tung resigned on 10 March 2005, three years into his second five-year term after protests. The drawing is visualizing the tormented voluntarism of the hyperkinetic Asian businessmen.


The Climax

Type: Drawing

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The Method

Type: Drawing

'The Method' expresses the urge to 'consumer narcissism' and perfection. An example of consumer madness and the importance of the outer.


The Anthropocene Paradox

Type: Drawing

The anthropocene is a new and informal geologic term used to indicate an epoch when human behavior had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. It may be considered with the start of the industrial revolution (late eighteenth century) and has been growing ever since. It indicates a time frame where the collective impact of our species on wild life, atmosphere, minerals.. is obvious and massive. The term was first used in 2000 by Paul Crutzen.

At the same time, feel fewer and fewer individuals themselves capable to modify their reality and feel unable to influence their surroundings. This is called the anthropocene paradox.


The Deal

Type: Drawing

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The Good News

Type: Drawing

“The good news”. Based on the girl’s hair and clothing style; the person visualized is dated in the fifties; the optimistic “jazzy” times after world war 2. The good news is dated in past.