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Game Rug, 2019

Colored Pencil and White Ink on paper
22 1/2 × 15 in
57.2 × 38.1 cm
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Paris, Dallas
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Steve DiBenedetto
American, b. 1958
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For Steve DiBenedetto, the process of making a single painting is combative and can last many years. He continually reacts to “elements somewhat recklessly thrown out onto the surface,” intent on finding “unpredictable combinations, a spontaneous combustion of sorts,” as he describes. Fittingly, the otherworldly, science fiction-infused environments he depicts seem to be on the verge of implosion or destruction by outside forces. Known for their multiple layers of paint, DiBenedetto’s hallucinogenic scenes of industrial waste and Baroque architecture recall Surrealist landscapes, but his palette of decay renders them more menacing. Certain images—octopi, helicopters, ferris wheels, to name but a few—recur throughout his oil paintings, and more recently gouaches and watercolors, forming what one critic described as “tortuous mindscapes” held together by webs and tendrils.

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Steve DiBenedetto
American, b. 1958
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For Steve DiBenedetto, the process of making a single painting is combative and can last many years. He continually reacts to “elements somewhat recklessly thrown out onto the surface,” intent on finding “unpredictable combinations, a spontaneous combustion of sorts,” as he describes. Fittingly, the otherworldly, science fiction-infused environments he depicts seem to be on the verge of implosion or destruction by outside forces. Known for their multiple layers of paint, DiBenedetto’s hallucinogenic scenes of industrial waste and Baroque architecture recall Surrealist landscapes, but his palette of decay renders them more menacing. Certain images—octopi, helicopters, ferris wheels, to name but a few—recur throughout his oil paintings, and more recently gouaches and watercolors, forming what one critic described as “tortuous mindscapes” held together by webs and tendrils.

Game Rug, 2019

Colored Pencil and White Ink on paper
22 1/2 × 15 in
57.2 × 38.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Paris, Dallas
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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