Frank Benson

Frank Benson

Norfolk, VA, 1976
Degrees:
1998 Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2003 Master Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Currently Lives and Works in New York.

Human Statue (Jessie), 2011, is a life-sized bronze figure depicting a woman in a designer dress and sunglasses in a posture which contrasts with the circular shape of a vase at her feet. The work recalls the figurative sculptures of the past, but dressed in contemporary clothes; the model is imposed in the present. This interaction between modernity and classicism is reflected in the realization of the work that was first designed in digital using photographic scans of the model.

Not just a means to an end, the technology used to make Human Statue (Jessie) was an integral part of the concept of the work.

Website:
www.frankbenson.info

Press:
New York Times

Artwork:
Human Statue, Jessie, 2011,
Black Belgium Marble, Bronze, Acrylic Polyurethane
Natural Dimensions

Featured Exhibition:
2012 Airports and Extrusions, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY. 2011 Extrusions, New Works 11.3, Artpace, San Antonio, TX. Human Statue (Jessie), Taxter and Spengemann, New York, NY. Human Statue (Jessie), Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CA. 2009 Frank Benson, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK. 2008 Frank Benson, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK. 2005 Positions, Art Basel Miami, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY. Frank Benson, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY. 2001 Frank Benson: New Work, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL. 1999 Frank Benson, Wolfson Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL.

 

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