Frank Benson

Tuesday, September 25 2018 at 12:00 pm

VCU Student Commons Theater​​: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA​

Frank Benson (b. 1976 Norfolk, Virginia) studied at Maryland College of Art, Baltimore (1998), and received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of California Los Angeles (2003). Benson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Frank Benson’s three-dimensional and photographic works both reflect a sustained fascination with concepts of arrested movement and the use of digital tools in the creation of sculpture, and the artist frequently works at the fore of advancing digital media technologies. Increasingly, he has employed high-tech software in the production of works – for example translating photographs of human models into meticulously-crafted ‘wireframe’ virtual models and 3-D prints, that serve as the basis for hyper-real and minutely-finished statues, as seen in his celebrated sequence of Human Statue figures (begun in 2005).

Benson’s work has recently been included in 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience New Museum, NY, Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston and Like Life: Sculpture Color and The Body (1300 – Now) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He is represented by Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York and Sadie Coles HQ in London.

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