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Erik Benson

no title (Birch), 2015

Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
24 × 30 in
61 × 76.2 cm
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Santa Fe, New York
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Erik Benson
American, b. 1973
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In his watercolors and collages of paint fragments, Erik Benson depicts dilapidated and vacant urban landscapes, from half-lit offices to peeling billboards and empty playgrounds. His collages, composed of dried acrylic paint, suggest the inevitability of decay, while his paintings juxtapose repetitive, geometric forms with creeping overgrowth and wide expanses of dim sky. “I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of…the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants,” says Benson.

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American, b. 1973
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In his watercolors and collages of paint fragments, Erik Benson depicts dilapidated and vacant urban landscapes, from half-lit offices to peeling billboards and empty playgrounds. His collages, composed of dried acrylic paint, suggest the inevitability of decay, while his paintings juxtapose repetitive, geometric forms with creeping overgrowth and wide expanses of dim sky. “I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of…the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants,” says Benson.

Erik Benson

no title (Birch), 2015

Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
24 × 30 in
61 × 76.2 cm
Contact For Price
location
Santa Fe, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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