Details:

In this small-scale painting, geometric shapes, stripes, nets and various flattened forms emerge and expand across a recessive plane. This work references digital image-making techniques while employing the full dynamics of paint—eliciting sensations of nostalgia while recognizing the need to grow beyond the history it references.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Space III

In this small-scale painting, geometric shapes, stripes, nets and various flattened forms emerge and expand across a recessive plane. The artist employs thick paint and squiggly, frenzied lines to create painterly layers. This painting references digital image-making techniques while employing the full dynamics of paint—both its application and its direct visual experience. Benson delves deep: into the possibilities of painting; into the substance of surfaces; into the delicious suggestiveness of shapes and textures; and into lines in free fall.

Benson is among those artists working today who first engaged with painting through the use of a computer program before working on a traditional canvas. Her work transcends the typical narrative of digital art by moving beyond the computer screen onto the canvas. Although her compositions frequently elicit sensations of nostalgia, the artist's paintings recognize the need to grow beyond the history they reference.

Specs:

16 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Trudy Benson

Benson’s abstract paintings are reminiscent of 1980s computer graphics and early image manipulation programs. The artist moves geometric shapes, stripes and nets from the computer screen to the canvas, employing cables of thick paint and squiggly, frenzied lines to create painterly layers. Benson’s work explores the communication and comprehension of images while eliciting feelings of nostalgia from viewers.

Trudy Benson:
Space III, 2021
Acrylic and oil on canvas
20.0 × 16.0 inches /