Painted from life, a woman sits perched on a windowsill. Leaning against a wall-post, knees bent, she reads a book in her lap. Canvas shines through by way of Fenske's quick, brash, brushstrokes. Ben Fenske (b. 1978) although a native of Minnesota, and has been working and living in Sag Harbor, New York and Florence, Italy for the last 7 years. An oil painter in the spirit of the 19th and 20th century impressionists, he often chooses informal and contemporary scenes with an implied narrative. His work, which features brash and suggestive brushstrokes, delights in light and color and is regularly exhibited in shows across the US. Fenske has been the subject of countless national articles, notably the American Artist Magazine which included him as one of the Best 25 Living Artists in 2012.
- Creation year2017
- Movement & Style
H 25.6 in. x W 31.5 in.
H 65.03 cm x W 80.01 cm
- Gallery locationSag Harbor, NY
- Reference numberLU38932043413
- Seller reference numberFEN-004489
- More editions & sizes30.6 x 36.5 inches, Framed
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Painted en plein-air at his new farmhouse in Chianti, Italy, Fenske paints a group of friends relaxing at a table on the terrace. A young girl stands near the sitting dog to the righ...
A female figure stands at the windowsill looking out. Taking a breather from whatever she may have been doing prior. She leans comfortably on the sill while the other hand ashes a ci...
Painted en plein-air on a beach on the East End of Lond Island, a woman walks against the wind on a moonlit shore. She folds her arms to retain warmth while her hair and skirt trail ...
Painted on site at a local pub, Ben Fenske sketches out an incoherent bar scene. Perhaps the obscurity of forms is a nod to the inebriated state that alcohol puts one in. Also the re...
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