Erik Benson
Stacks (Golden Tower)
2016

Price Upon Request

About

Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous within an urban architectonic setting, in which elements of plasticity and temporality are depicted in a suspended state of in-betweeness. It is his intention that these elements incorporate a resonance of a special psycho-geography of place and placelesness that conveys the infrastructure (physically, psychologically, and conceptually) of an urban landscape. An urban sampling of fragment and space, that attempts to express something new about the spaces we inhabit.

Benson is interested in making painting in an analog sense. He builds his paintings by pouring acrylic paint onto sheets of glass. Once the shapes have solidified and acquired elasticity, they are peeled off and collaged into larger compositions. These collaged constructions create a certain mimetic relationship between the images depicted and the processes in which they are made; (primarily notions of production, pre-fabrication, modularity and design.) Similar visual examples and references are toys such as Legos and Colorforms. These applications allow the collaged imagery to portray an analog cartography of constructed spaces and make mark making a reflexive gesture of abstraction by physically controlling how the images in the paintings are built and deleted.
Details
Artist
Erik Benson (June 6, 2013, American)
Creation Year
2016
Medium
Canvas
Acrylic Paint
Movement & Style
Contemporary
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
50 in. H x 60 in. W
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU401611261
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2011
Located in New York, NY

More from this Seller

Stacks (Humpty)
Stacks (Humpty)
Erik Benson
Canvas, Acrylic Paint
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
No Name (Balloons)
No Name (Balloons)
Erik Benson
Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Panel
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Playground (Ailanthus Altissima)
Playground (Ailanthus Altissima)
Erik Benson
Acrylic Paint, Canvas, Panel
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Stacks (Tigers)
Stacks (Tigers)
Erik Benson
Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Panel
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Untitled (Study for Asian Beetle)
Untitled (Study for Asian Beetle)
Erik Benson
Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Panel
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Stacks (Sully Cup)
Stacks (Sully Cup)
Erik Benson
Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Panel
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Terminal
Terminal
Erik Benson
Acrylic Paint, Canvas
Erik Benson makes paintings that are informed by fragments of urban landscape and culture that are found in the everyday. He is particularly attracted to imagery that is ubiquitous with...
Trace
Trace
Erik Benson
Acrylic Paint, Linen
Decoy
Decoy
Erik Benson
Acrylic Paint
Acrylic on canvas over panel
Study for Midwest Chinese Landscape
Study for Midwest Chinese Landscape
Erik Benson
Acrylic Paint
Acrylic on canvas over panel
Untitled (billboard study)
Untitled (billboard study)
Erik Benson
Untitled (Study for new brutal modernists)
Untitled (Study for new brutal modernists)
Erik Benson
Acrylic on canvas over panel