Space Within

Space Within is the title of the exhibition at Walnut Contemporary Gallery, for the ScotiaBank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada.
And here is your invitation if you’re around:

GBenard Space Within Invitation

A Space Within. A multiverse in one human’s head.
My own. A real Black Hole 2.0Black Hole 2.0 so you can travel within and throughout.
Black 2.0 is the new pigment created last month, March 2017, as a response to “Vantablack”.
Black 2.0 is then the “blackest, mattest, and flattest black in the market”, promotes the British Stuart Semple creator of the new pigment.
I am now the first international artist exhibiting artworks painted with Black 2.0.
It’s deep, as deep as the void. A black matte hole that absorbs all the light.
A black that puts all other blacks into shame.

Chosen from the series “Hard Softness” (Meditations‘ gallery), these photographs were painted with Black 2.0, creating then a series of 4 original painted photographs that you can see at the exhibition. The opening will be on April “9th, (until June 3rd) 2017.
Space Within will also show a selection from the series: “Skin & Stones“, “Hard Softness“, “Meditation o/ Stone, a Body” and the original painted photographs from “Doors of Anamnesis“.
You can see there also, and for the first time, the leather art-object original and unique book “Skin and Stones”, and a shamanic art-performance will happen.

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For now, here are some original painted photographs using the brand new Black 2.0:

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Hope to see you there!




This series follows the “Meditation on Stones, a Body” that was previously featured here, and can be seen in full in photographs of the art performance and paintings.

meanwhile the book “MPower the Shaman” is out!

“Materialist science, the new religion of the modern age, claims that an alive and conscious human is as cosmically significant as a takeaway coffee cup. So we can do what we want with ourselves and each other, within reason.
Gonzalo Bénard’s teachings are an antidote to the consumerism that the Western World offers. And that his knowledge on consciousness derives from direct, sensory experience is something that mainstream science cannot comprehend, nor compete with.”
Graham Hancock


the book MPower the Shaman is now available at
Amazon and directly through the publisher!
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