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Benjamin Adelmann

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Untitled (2014-32) , 2014
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Untitled (2014-24), 2014 Oil On Canvas 25.5x21"
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Inside-out Painting Oil On Raw Linen
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Inside-out Painting Oil On Raw Linen
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Inside-out Painting Oil On Raw Linen
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
United States
Birth year
1985
Lives in
Tokyo
Works in
Tokyo/Los Angeles
Statement

Benjamin explores the epistemic nature of perception through a blend of process invention and painterly abstraction. With a background in philosophy, he is deeply interested in the use of art objects as tangible, acting theories of knowledge. Recent Inside-out paintings expose the mechanics of painting by literally showing a new viewpoint, making the bones of the painting process available for reassessment. Past projects include “derivative” abstractions using distortion patterns, ideas about emergent subconscious imagery as linked with ontology, and mental dichotomies related to external change.

Benjamin Adelmann (b. 1985)

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

2013 SSPI Intensive Painting Prog., Directed by Wallace Whitney, Tyler School of Art, PA 2010 California State University Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

EXPERIENCE

Assistantship, Artist Jonathan Zawada (zawada.com.au)

2014 Group Artist Talk, Yellow Cube, Tokyo, Japan

Guest Artist Presentation Seminar, Art Alliance, Tokyo, Japan

EXHIBITIONS

2014 Forthcoming: ArtExpo SOLO NY, Art Fair, New York, NY

“Abstraction and Its Discontents”, curated by Deborah Brown, Storefront Ten Eyck, NY “Masur Museum of Art 51st Annual Juried Competition Show,” Monroe LA

“Komuniko II,” Yellow Cube, Tokyo, Japan

“GEISAI #20,” Art Fair by KaiKaiKiKi Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

“Benjamin Adelmann: Collisions,” Art For Thought Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013 “Mhmm,” The Ice Box at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

2014 Winner, 6th 2014 Showcase Competition, ArtSlant

Honorable Mention, International Art Festival, NY

Selected Participant, “GEISAI #20,” Art Fair by KaiKaiKiKi Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan Nomination, Masur Museum of Art “51st Annual Juried Competition,” Monroe LA

2013 Recipient, SSPI Intensive Painting Program, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

PUBLICATIONS

2014 Sharon Butler, “The Backstory…”, Two Coats of Paint, Oct. 23

2015 Lesley Frenz, “Learning Process: Benjamin Adelmann”, The Artsy Forager, Jan. 13