BC Gallery is pleased to present „Willow Waltz“ a solo exhibition by Chilean artist Pablo Benzo, showing his latest oil paintings and sculptures. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 24th, from 6 – 10 pm. The exhibition is open to the public for viewing through February 11th.
Thursday, 24th November, 6 – 10 pm
24th November – 11th February
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
About Willow Waltz
With his abstracted plant-like figures, which appear somehow static, but more in a way that they are caught in a motion, careful not to move while being watched, Pablo Benzo turns the Gallery space into a surreal wonderland where creatures who’s shapes remind of willows are deliberately moved by the breeze. Like a slow waltz they are dancing through the empty space, lost somehow and solitarily yet not lonely but peaceful.
About Pablo Benzo
Painter, Graphic Designer and Illustrator Pablo Benzo was born in Santiago (Chile) and is based in Berlin since 2013. In his youth he spent most of his time and energy in Graffiti and street painting. This has led him to meet and collaborate with many artists from the Santiago scene and later from around the world. The experience thereof and the influence and studies of both historical artists as well as his contemporaries made Pablo expand his work more and more to the studio where acrylic and watercolor took over. After moving to Berlin Pablo Benzo finds oil as a new favored technique and incorporates collage work and ceramics as additional media, complementing and extending his visual imagery. His work is characterized by the construction of confusing and unreal situations where mysterious places, warped furnitures, sleepy plants and collections of interior objects are mixed with abstract shapes, often with a lack of a coherent perspective on the composition of the scenes. Each of the expressions he works with feed off of each other, thus complementing and influencing the possibilities these different techniques deliver.