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For his third solo exhibition at Monica De Cardenas Benjamin Senior presents a series of new egg tempera paintings. In these new works the artist places greater emphasis on social engagement.

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For his third solo exhibition at Monica De Cardenas Benjamin Senior presents a series of new egg tempera paintings. In these new works the artist places greater emphasis on social engagement. Figures interact through swimming lessons, feeding animals and leisure time at the beach in scenes of social harmony. The presence of animals questions the innocence of the scenes, evoking an unspoken …

For his third solo exhibition at Monica De Cardenas Benjamin Senior presents a series of new egg tempera paintings. In these new works the artist places greater emphasis on social engagement. Figures interact through swimming lessons, feeding animals and leisure time at the beach in scenes of social harmony. The presence of animals questions the innocence of the scenes, evoking an unspoken undercurrent of instinctual impulses and appetites.

While Senior is a painter of contemporary life, he takes inspiration from earlier painters such as Poussin and Seurat. Groupings of figures are carefully …

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Via Francesco Viganò 4
Milano, IT