Benjamin Pederson

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Offering, 2012 Insulation Foam, Cardboard, Faux Tin Paneling, Glitter And Acrylic
Sup?, 2012 Insulation Foam, Cardboard, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Fake Fur, Denim 55.5 X 30 X 18 Inches
Somewhere Tower, 2013 Wood, Cardboard, Fabric, Spray Foam, Gesso, Acrylic Paint
Clown Studio, 2013 Puzzle, Spray Paint Caps, Fiberglass Resin, Canvas, Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint
Traveller, 2013 Wood, Cardboard, Fabric, Gesso, Spray Paint, Canvas, Latex Paint
Sculpture Island, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas Drop Cloth
Artifacts from Sculpture Island, 2014 Mixed Media Studio Installation
Ruin, 2014 Foam Core, Wood, Paper Mache, Latex And Acrylic Paint
The Bridge, 2014 Polymer Clay, Insulation Foam, Wooden Dowels, Latex And Acrylic Paint
Failed Ascension, 2014 Cardboard, Paper Mache, Wood, Latex And Acrylic Paint
Landscape Land, 2013 Astro Turf, Found Paintings, Rope, Expansion Foam, Latex, Spray Paint
As Above; Below, 2014 Canvas, Insulation Foam, Wood, Cotton Cloth, Gesso, Acrylic Paint
Broken Beacon, 2014 Wood, Cardboard, Paper Mache, Insulation Foam, Latex And Acrylic Paint
Trophy, 2013 Found Trophy, Wood, Cardboard, Fabric, Faux Fur, Paint Marker, Latex, Spray Paint
Gateway, 2014 Plywood, Paper Mache, Latex And Acrylic Paint, Wooden Pedestal
Sculpture Beast, 2013 Wood, Spray Foam, Acrylic Paint, Black Gesso, Chain, Polymer Clay, Astro Turf
Far Away and In-Between, 2014 Canvas Drop Cloth, Wood, Polymer Clay, Wire, Acrylic Paint
Sculptures I’ll Never Make, 2013 Acrylic Paint On Linen
Some Girls are Bigger than Others, 2014 Sound Insulation Board, Polymer Clay, Acrylic And Spray Paint
Untitled, 2014 Sound Insulation Board, Cardboard Tubes, Plaster Gauze, Wood, Latex Paint, Pvc Pipe
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I think of my art objects as incomplete shadows of purer versions of themselves. Each piece’s essence exists in a non-material and abstract space, which I try to feel out and crudely execute. Working in an additive manner using the humble materials surrounding me, I seek out a sort of Alien Primitivism, employing my subconscious, dreams, intuition, and learned sculptural tropes to create these hybrid forms. The idea of accessing the immaterial through the material is important to me. This Romantic approach is balanced with a dystopian and multi-faceted perspective concurrent with the culture in which I find myself. I’m interested in responding to the exponential speed at which information is shared today and in the pluralistic way in which we can process this information. Just as an idea becomes something different once it’s made flesh, a sculpture becomes diluted and changed, as it’s re-appropriated into another medium like painting, video, or poetry. This change mirrors the deterioration and degeneration of language in this age of rapid information exchange. I’m in love with, and weirded-out by existence and aim for this tension to be present within the work. 

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