Splash by Ben Woolfitt

Mixed Media
54 × 48 inches
137.16 × 121.92 cm
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A cloud of gold descends over a sea of hot orange and indigo in this glittering canvas by Ben Woolfitt. Woolfitt creates his paintings by applying layers of acrylic over a period of time, even months, to create a dynamic, flowing impasto. Each painting is a narrative of the process of its creation, the experience of applying paint – how it moves, its texture, quantity. Woolfitt’s canvases are “at once inviting and intimidating, awesome and unsettling,” wrote New York art critic Donald Kuspit in Therapeutic Abstraction. This essay appears in the 2018 catalogue "Ben Woolfitt, Paintings."

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