James Fuentes LLC is pleased to announce the forthcoming two-person exhibition of paintings by Ella Kruglyanskaya and Benjamin Senior. These paintings are notable for their dynamic depictions of figures. What unifies the works in this exhibition is that the figures themselves are utilized as projections for varied explorations in pattern, abstraction and geometry.
Kruglyanskaya’s works in the exhibition portray female figures on the beach. These figures are often outlined by a hyper-energetic aura, as the artists states; “Inanimate objects become character-like and interact in a set up or scene from a painted reality. The women’s faces are often obscured… I feel the need to “collapse” the figure and allow it to teeter on the edge of abstraction so I can focus on shapes and colors on the surface of the figures which also happens to be the surface of the painting itself.” Senior’s works in the exhibition depict men and women exercising in outdoor settings, dominating these scenes is geometry—the geometry exists within the figures, around the figures and in some cases these figures even grapple with said geometry.
Ella Kruglyanskaya received her BFA at Cooper Union in 2001, and her MFA at Yale School of Art in 2006. Recently she held a solo exhibition at White Columns, NY and will present a solo exhibition in the fall of 2011 at Salon 94, NY. Benjamin Senior received his BA at Wimbledon School of Art in 2004, and his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Recently he held solo exhibitions at Studio 106, London and Gallery 12, London.