Trudy Benson, ‘Computer Painting’, 2013, Horton Gallery
Trudy Benson, ‘Computer Painting’, 2013, Horton Gallery
Trudy Benson, ‘Computer Painting’, 2013, Horton Gallery

Signature: On verso

Trudy Benson, "PAINT", April 25 – June 16, 2013

Horton Gallery, New York, NY

About Trudy Benson

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.

American, b. 1985

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
TRUDY BENSON, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Unquestionable Optimism at The Barn, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton
2017
Come As You Are, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal
2017
Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York
2016
The City & The City, Denny Gallery, New York
2015
Post Analog Painting, The Hole, New York