Samuel Francis Bennett’s painterly style oscillates between representation and abstraction. His unique blend of techniques—acrylic, and spray paint, screen-printing, stenciling and illustration— produces imagery that is multilayered, even collage—like. His use of window blinds calls to mind domestic interiors which are also a refelected in his paintings. Interested in the divide between public and private space of “the domestic and the wild,” the artist approapriates imagery from both high and low visual cuture—specifically referencing the history of sexuality in Western art and culture.
Samuel Bennett lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Michigan, he earned his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and his MFA from Michigan State University with a focus in painting. He was awarded the Stanley and Selma Hollander Graduate Fellowship in Studio Art along with Summer Research Development Fellowships. Bennett has exhibited locally and internationally, including, The Eli and Broad Art Museum, The Centro Villa of Mostoles (Spain), Amos Enos Gallery (Brooklyn), International de Graficia (Venice, Italy), CODA Gallery, amongst others.