2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Benjamin AdelmannChatsworth CA USA
Sol Lewitt once wrote: “The philosophy of the work is implicit in the work and is not an illustration of any system of philosophy.” Benjamin’s work acts as a philosophy of visual communication in itself. Latent traces of reality float throughout his compositions, while paint strokes and forms are often times stretched and skewed, treating abstraction as a spatial landscape. An epistemic discussion is formed tangibly, exploring the communication of visual perception and its mental processes that so often overlay themselves upon the experiences of external reality. The work has settled in the narrow territory that exists between window and the surface, representation and abstraction. Dependent on the observers nearness and angle of viewing, perception oscillates, sometimes relinquishing to depth or snapping back to a simple material substance of paint. Thus, the work aims to challenge the mind by enabling an interactive and self-reflective state.