BvL is pleased to share a sneak peek from the backstage of our current exhibition #Materia
Benjamin Herndon presents his activity in his studio in Providence, USA. Enjoy to get to know him and to have a glimpse of his fantastic artworks and studio:
Reposted from @mbenjaminherndon
"There are times in my work when significant changes in material and/or process take place. For a little over a year now, I have transitioned into making my own oil paint, a big shift from the gelatin-based paint I had used for the preceding three years. I spent several months adjusting my recipes to achieve a paint film that is both matte and relatively durable, but I realized toward the end of last year that my application of the paint had to change.
So, recently, I’ve designed and built a contraption for sizing my canvas, built an easel, set up a paint spraying system, and built a collapsible spray enclosure. Four canvases are well on their way, having received more than two dozen coats of paint and varnish, applied with brushes, rollers, squeegees, and spray-guns. These subtly textured, matte black graphite surfaces will be worked, reductively, by polishing. For now, the series of "Form" paintings exhibited at @rulegallery in Denver, @bermelvonluxburg in Berlin, and the lithographs (being) made at @tamarindinstitute, will continue on these new surfaces.
There may be something to be said about keeping all of this invisible work private, to let it be a mystery, but I wanted to give those of you who may be interested a peek inside what’s been keeping me busy these last few months." - @mbenjaminherndon
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