Blank Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Benjamin Anderson. Anderson uses water as his visual vehicle in a series of paintings that blend themes of beauty, war, and materialism. Diluting and distorting the lines of perception and beauty, the artist utilizes both realism and abstraction in his vision to relegate the importance of the material world to simple forms and shapes.
The concept of Just Add Water takes on a new meaning in this show of provocative paintings that invite the viewer into Anderson’s mastery of water’s influence on objects. Adding water to material objects makes them immaterial both visually and physically; add water to people and it can both give life and take it away. Beauty becomes ugly, the indefinable takes center stage, and distortion is the key, leaving the viewer to be taken in by the paintings and interpret them in variety of disparate ways.