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Benjamin Anderson

Peju Art Exhibit - Benjamin Anderson

Peju Art Exhibit - Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson - Just add water

In this latest series of  large scale oil paintings that blend themes of beauty, war and materialism, Anderson uses water as his visual vehicle. Diluting and distorting the lines of perception and beauty, the artist utilizes both realism and abstraction in his vision to relegate the importance of the material world to simple forms and shapes. Finding beauty in the ugly and ugly in the beautiful, the concept of Just Add Water has been re-defined in Anderson’s latest body of work.


According to a review by art critic Josef Woodard in the Santa Barbara News Press, "Objects and people submerged in rippling pool water, from a group of girls to an underwater spitfire airplane, serve as irony-soaked subjects in the pleasantly disorienting paintings of Benjamin Anderson."



Trained in Florence, Italy and the SF Academy of Art University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Benjamin’s work was first presented in the De Young Museum of Fine Arts “Emerging Artists Exhibition” of 2001. He has been creating monumental oil paintings since 2002 and has been recognized for his portraiture by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He was selected by Converse for a national ad campaign as their All Star artist and his work was the subject of a presentation on London’s Channel 4 TV. He has shown work extensively throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. As well as exhibitions abroad in Italy and Greece, Benjamin has had museum shows at the Ventura County Museum of Art and Carnegie Art Museum in California. In addition to his own art career, he is also a co-owner and co-curator of the Anderson ART Collective in his home town of Carpinteria, California



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