Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

Installation view at Silas von Morisse Gallery

AMEL BENNYS

Yes, Another Time, 2017

Acrylic and aluminum pigments on canvas

66h x 95w x 1.57d in
167.64h x 241.30w x 4d cm

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AMEL BENNYS

Sweetie, 2016

Acrylic pigment, aluminum powder, marker and pencil

55h x 55w in
139.70h x 139.70w cm

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AMEL BENNYS

Madison Street, 2016

Acrylic pigment, aluminum powder, marker and pencil

50h x 55w in
127h x 139.70w cm

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AMEL BENNYS

For Your Eyes Only, 2018

pigments, acrylic, aluminum powder, pencil, pastel, acrylic marker

76h x 66w in
193.04h x 167.64w cm

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AMEL BENNYS

For Your Eyes Only, 2018

pigments, acrylic, aluminum powder, pencil, pastel, acrylic marker

76h x 66w in
193.04h x 167.64w cm

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AMEL BENNYS

For the Eyes of the Beloved, 2018

pigments, acrylic, aluminum powder, pencil, pastel, acrylic marker

76h x 66w in
193.04h x 167.64w cm

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AMEL BENNYS

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

June 1 – 29, 2018

AMEL BENNYS (Tunisian, born in 1970 in Tunis, Tunisia, lives & works in Brooklyn, NY)

Bennys, an abstract painter and sculptor, uses color as equally a structure as a three-dimensional object in space. Layered textures and pigments define much of her work. This exploration of texture and material gives way to the visual knowledge of form through coloration. For the artist, color becomes a point of departure in exploring the depths of architectural form. In her paintings one can note the manner in which color acts as a constructive tool: the purity of pigment stands flat on the canvas and thus become a structure in and of itself.  Bennysʼpaintings are lyrical and exist as a natural and fluid extension of sculptural figuration. Bennysʼpractice exists within the realm of incessant layering of flat pigments, the “tableau” becomes the art object as a three-dimensional structure.  AMEL BENNYS, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, presents the artist’s most recent works developed in New York in 2017 and 2018 revealing Bennys layered textures and pigments noteworthy of her signature process.

 

 

Amel Bennys has a MFA from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She has received several awards including: Villa Medicis "Hors les Murs", "Les Etoiles de la Peinture"prize, which resulted in an exhibition at the Maeght Galleries, Montrouge and Barcelone. In 2012, she has been invited by the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation (Bethany, CT). Her work has been reviewed in Le Monde Diplomatique, Gazette Drouot Auction, French television FR3 & ARTE.

Her work is in prestigious collections such as: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Ohio, U.S.A., Agnès B. private collection, Alain Bonfand private collection, Kamel Lazaar Foundation. Tunis, Tunisia, Ministry of Culture collection. Tunis, Tunisia, Pascal Quignard collection. Paris, France, Frédéric Mitterand (former Minister of Culture) collection. Paris, France, Foreign Ministry of France collection. Paris, France, Intervest Development Corp collection. New York, U.S.A.

 

 

 

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