Benjamin Degen: Shadow, Ripple & Reflection

Benjamin Degen, Sea, 2013, oil on linen over panel, 72 x 48 inches (Susan Inglet
Benjamin Degen, Sea, 2013, oil on linen over panel, 72 x 48 inches (Susan Inglett Gallery)

Michael Bilsborough reviews the exhibition Benjamin Degen: Shadow, Ripple and Reflection at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, on view through December 7, 2013.

Bilsborough writes that "Degen gives us new paintings of figures that look life-size, built from impasto techniques that seem to weave fibers of pure color, while using hue and space to deliver glimpses of their internal states of mind. The paintings feel parsimonious in gesture, yet generous and ecstatic in material and spirit. He paints like a warmer, more indie Georges Seurat."