Oil on canvas
12 x 18 inches
Donated by the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
Est. Value: $4,000
The New Yorker’s Peter Shjeldahl classifies Ben Degen’s work as “[big], dense, garish paintings that mash up archaisms of Symbolism, Expressionism, Pointillism, and folk art [that] are so far over the top, they defy stylistic gravity. Degen weaponizes poetic fancy with a secondary palette and lavishly patterned impasto.” "EBQTLNI" makes an abstraction of language and thus draws our attention to the beauty of the written word. Degen has appeared in museum and gallery exhibitions in Belgium, Italy, Malaysia and Switzerland. Select exhibitions include Painting as a Radical Form, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy and Greater New York, PS1 MOMA. Degen’s recent solo exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery was selected as one of the top ten shows of 2013 by the Huffington Post.
Degen is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in New York.