Trudy Benson

Gold Rube, 2016

Trudy Benson (American, born 1995), Gold Rube, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2016.10.

Trudy Benson’s effusively layered paintings use extreme flatness, visual depth, and impastoed relief to juxtapose human and digital mark-making. As Benson has stated: “Such a huge portion of experiencing art today is through a screen, and I hope to reinforce the fact that this is only one of the ways we as viewers can consume art.”