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Benjamin Dray


September 9, 2021


October 23, 2021


Chelsea Former Gallery- 520 West 23rd street, New York NY

Benjamin Dray

For Dray, Philosophy deals in the abstract, and abstraction is an indispensable tool in art and culture. Through his paintings, he reasserts that abstraction has been a part of humanity, all cultures of all ages. It’s an indispensable tool, as we create symbols, vessels to fill with allusions and messages. The resulting artwork has a strong sense of purpose.

Each painting contains hundreds of hand-colored trapezoid shapes, hand-drawn with a sharp blade onto silver or gold leaf. Each colored shape can be interpreted to represent an ‘atomic’ element. On its own a block of color is insignificant but seen as part of a whole it becomes dynamic and alive reflecting on how nature works. The phenomenon of light is also important to the work. The light of the sun in a room illuminates and reflects off the paintings as they come alive and change through time.

This exhibition is presented by Nicolas Auvray Gallery
Nicolas Auvray Gallery
520 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011
Ground floor, under the High Line
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday | 11 AM - 8 PM and by appointments

Nicolas Auvray Gallery
+ 1 917 340 3639
contact: Nicolas Auvray

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