Greg Benz is an artist from Ontario, Canada, who paints dark landscapes and abstractions made of resin and polymers. The play of textures is essential in his work. Through different techniques, he explores the limits of abstraction.
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Greg Benz, born 1977, lives in London, Ontario and is a Beal art graduate. Greg Benz has been painting for over a decade. He is an artist whose work engages the viewer through the use of non traditional painting techniques and the viewers imagination. His abstract landscapes have quickly gathered a dedicated base of collectors.
Greg Benz work which is mostly acrylic on canvas or wood panels has been shown at the AGH (Art Gallery of Hamilton), solo shows at the Arts Project in London, as well as galleries in Kingston, Toronto and Montreal.
In 2016, Greg Benz was asked to join Unklecollective, which is a small group of artists throwing pop up art exhibitions across Ontario.
” With my latest work I’m trying to push the boundaries of the abstract landscape idea. Using acrylic paint and mixing it with different polymers and resin to push how we look at landscapes and nature. My smaller series focuses more on a representational horizon line but is still semi abstract and has more texture and earthy feel. It started off based on our Canadian winter landscapes here in Ontario and has grown from that idea. “