Benny Fountain

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About the Artists:

Shifting between incredibly thick, buttery impastos and thin veils of oil wash, smooth expanses nearly free of perceptible brushstrokes and almost bare surfaces marked only with compositional frameworks, Fountain coaxes diverse aesthetic experiences out of painting's basic elements. His representational works depict austere, monochromatic still lifes- small bottles, a piece of fruit, a draped length of fabric- that nod to 20th century European painters like Giorgio Morandi and Ewan Uglow. While the contrasts between these works are apparent, Fountain asks us to consider their similarities: Luminosity can be achieved with both the opaque and the permeable, equally served as a silky ice-green panel, a tarlike black canvas or a thin umber glaze; a group of objects and an almost-unpainted surface can both act as studies in unadorned composition and restraint.

Benny Fountain received his BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR in 2005, and MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 2008, through which he also studied in Rome, Italy. Currently, he teaches drawing and 2D design at Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Résumé:

Artist CV below:

 Fountain CV.pdf

 

Statement:

Artist Statements listed below:

 2015_Fountain_FormOfAffection_AS.pdf
 2013_Fountain_Common_AS.pdf
 2012_Fountain_KitchenPaintings_AS.pdf
 2008_Fountain_Spring_AS.pdf

Press Releases and Articles listed below:

 2017_Fountain_FG_JuneJuly.pdf
 2015_Fountain_FG_JulyAugust.pdf
 2013_Fountain_FG_November.pdf
 2012_Fountain_FG_April.pdf

 

 2012 Fountain_WWeek_April.pdf

Additional Information:

Website: www.bennyfountain.com