Collection by Benjamin Adelmann

Inside-Out

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Inside-Out paintings offer an alternative way to view two-dimensional paintings. The work is made from a process developed by the artist that allows the underside of the paint layer to be shown as the outward surface. The viewable surface is identical to peeling the entire paint layer off, and then flipping it over. This is a novel approach, having taken a great amount of experimentation to successfully execute. The result opens up a way to expose the bones of the process of painting itself. Mistakes and do-overs, erasures and repaints, scratching away the paint, smudging it off with turpentine- the things that happen within the painting procedure which are usually covered up, are all visible to assess. The work then creates a dialog about the anatomy of painting, by literally providing a new perspective of the inside of the paint layers. If the final outcome of a work is a derivative of the process of choice, then the visual catalog of these choices is eminent.

All paintings in this series are oil on linen.

Oil on raw linen, oak frame.
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