Thomas, Acrylic and enamel on canvas


  • Creator Horns Benjamin
  • Category Optical painting
  • Creation year 2013
  • Dimensions 122 x 152.4 cm
  • Technique Acrylic and enamel on canvas

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    “I think of the paintings I make as having the same relationship that a shadow has to the person casting it—a form of indexicality. I make paintings that say the name Thomas, in most of these paintings it is somewhat difficult to see that it says that name. The name is subliminal or disguised within the paint. The beginning of these paintings coincided with a relationship formed with someone named Thomas and the realization that painting can acquire personhood. Thomas moved away and the paintings carry out my fantasy of him as well as a desire to make visible the personhood of a painting. I also make paintings using patterned fabric, sheets of cardboard to create black and white monoprints, and bleach to dye the fabric. The fabric support for these paintings is a sort of readymade material—it begins in the world outside of my studio and outside of painting. The marks and gestures in these paintings are indexical—like a shadow or a footprint.”

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    Horns Benjamin

    Benjamin Horns was born in 1989 in Willow Springs, IL. He currently lives and works in New York. His work has been the subjects of several exhibitions in Europe and in the USA.

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