Benjamin Edmiston

Benjamin Edmiston’s sophisticated abstract paintings and drawings favor restraint over abundance. Geometric compositions with an identifiable hand painted touch, Edmiston’s work uses the language of architecture as impetus.  Intimately scaled paintings pack a graphic punch with flat, bold color or (in many cases) black and white.  Each are direct and confrontational yet simultaneously leave space for the viewer to wander.

 

Benjamin Edmiston earned his MFA from Brooklyn College in 2012 and his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and Residency Gallery Gallery, Hudson, NY. He has been included in several group shows including False Flag Gallery, Long Island City, NY; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DK and Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY. He was an artist in residence at OCAD University,Toronto, Canada and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Edmiston’s work was included in New American Paintings and The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art.

Benjamin Edmiston; Zag, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Corner, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Domino, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Planes, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Steps, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Planes, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in
Benjamin Edmiston; Match, 2017; oil on canvas; 23 x 19 in