Fotos y pinturas
This catalog is published in conjunction with the exhibition Fotos y pinturas which took place at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires from the 17th of april until the 21th of may 2000.
I believe it was Apollinaire who said that “There are some artists whose hand is guided by an unknown being that uses them as an instrument”. Anyway, those were the words that came back into my memory the day I said to myself that perhaps, if I set myself the task of really revealing Banier’s kaleidoscopic mind, of sketching his portrait, then I might succeed, not in understanding him better, but in imagining him better. […]
Excerpt from the text François-Marie Banier by Hector Bianciotti