Trudy Benson, ‘Blue Cut’, 2018, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction
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Trudy Benson

Blue Cut, 2018

Acrylic and oil on canvas
43 × 47 in
109.2 × 119.4 cm
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Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction
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Signed, verso.
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Courtesy of the artist and Lyles & King
Trudy Benson
American, b. 1985
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Incorporating the appearance of digital graphics into her decidedly handmade work, Trudy Benson makes paintings for the 21st century. She describes her abstract pieces as “inspired by old imaging software,” but also expresses a desire “to prove that painting is better than computers.” She builds up her mid- to large-scale compositions in layers and uses a range of paints, including enamel, acrylic, spray paint, and oil. The richly textured surfaces feature geometric shapes, stripes, and other flattened forms interwoven with exuberant, sweeping scribbles and thick impasto lines that read as sculptural reliefs. Benson does not shy away from drips, scratches, and errant globs of pigment; she considers accidents an important part of her process and, by extension, the finished piece.

Trudy Benson, ‘Blue Cut’, 2018, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction
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Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction
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Signed, verso.
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Courtesy of the artist and Lyles & King
Trudy Benson
American, b. 1985
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Incorporating the appearance of digital graphics into her decidedly handmade work, Trudy Benson makes paintings for the 21st century. She describes her abstract pieces as “inspired by old imaging software,” but also expresses a desire “to prove that painting is better than computers.” She builds up her mid- to large-scale compositions in layers and uses a range of paints, including enamel, acrylic, spray paint, and oil. The richly textured surfaces feature geometric shapes, stripes, and other flattened forms interwoven with exuberant, sweeping scribbles and thick impasto lines that read as sculptural reliefs. Benson does not shy away from drips, scratches, and errant globs of pigment; she considers accidents an important part of her process and, by extension, the finished piece.

Trudy Benson

Blue Cut, 2018

Acrylic and oil on canvas
43 × 47 in
109.2 × 119.4 cm
.
Bidding closed