These abstract robots by BENKA are a way for this artistic "John Connor" to denounce the robotization of our world (with humanoids like Sophia, Erica or Ai-da) and the new generation of "human robots" addicted to their smartphones.
BENKA uses captchas in his artworks. Captchas serve as a security check and consist of randomly arranged numbers and/or letters. With captchas you can check if a human or a machine is involved.
These captchas are interpreted by BENKA and transformed into a symbol of his artistic struggle.
Born in 1983 to a French mother and an Algerian father, BENKA is lucky to have the opportunity to see the world through his family travels from his childhood onwards. All these experiences serve to enrich his imagination and his wish to bring about noise through colors. After an average high-school curriculum in Vienna, BENKA took to music. He joined different metal bands as a drummer, even starred in 2 albums of the French metal band XTRUNK and in a multitude of concerts throughout Europe. BENKA pursued his music career while studying for his clinical psychology degree with a focal point on smartphone addictions.
BENKA is now dedicated to his art, working and living in Munich.
Selected exhibitions: Galerie Z 22, Affordable Art Fair, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Discovery Art Fair, Art Kalrsruhe, Galerie Kaysser