Erik Benson's paintings are informed by architecture and landscape found in the everyday. I build my paintings using a cut and paste collage method. Paint is poured onto a glass table. It dries and is cut into shapes, and collaged to create the forms and structures in my work. I am interested in the mimetic relationship between the architectural subjects in the paintings and the process in which they are produced. I’m interested in how this construction process allows in a painting vocabulary an exploration of unexamined things.
source: P.S.1 MoMa - Artist's Statement