Trudy Benson

Paint, 2012, Acrylic, oil enamel, spray paint, and oil on canvas
63″ x 68″

Studio sketch, 2012, Spray paint and masking tape on inkjet print on computer paper 8.5″ x 11″

I generated this printout as a reference for Paint, which is a part of an ongoing series of paintings inspired partly by early digital imaging software and partly by Albert Oehlen’s Computer Paintings series.  I wanted to recreate a line that did not reference the hand, but instead referenced the wonky and imperfect alliance of a finger on a laptop touchpad.  In Paint, the line was created by squeezing paint directly from the tube onto the canvas.  To me, this series is an argument in favor of painting, versus digital media.  Much of the canvas is left raw or only thinly painted, allowing chance and editing to be totally visible and inherently part of the final painting.  -Trudy Benson, 2012

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One thought on “Trudy Benson

  1. I agree with you. The painting is very strong and has so much more interest than the drawing.To me it has taken painting to a new place. It certainly has taken the idea of computer painting to a new level.I like your choice in size, also.

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