|First Saddle © Seth Benzel|
What is an Abstract Deconstructionist?
Deconstructionism is a term coined by Jacques Derrida who was an influential philosopher during the 20th century. There are many layers of his philosophy...in short, he believed everything can be deconstructed to an origin and recreated to form a new reality. My work shows a deconstruction of the pictorial plan, using lines and implied movement that show "natural world" influences, yielding objects that are result of this new reality. The movement comes together so that it reads both complete -- yet undecided -- and open for interpretation. Abstraction and deconstruction provides solace... that nothing is preordained. A painting can represent a new reality and should remain 'living', and viewed differently, without the possibility of finality."
My studio exists in my home in Saratoga Springs, New York. The home was designed by my father who is an Architect and Painter. He designed it to serve as a studio and a place to hang artwork.
My next show is scheduled October 9th-29th at Agora Gallery in NYC. I am excited to have joined their ranks and to be represented by them for the next year and a half.
I continue to work on large abstract paintings... just started working on wood panel as well which has revealed some nice findings.
Horses occasional enter the conversation… although I do not force the subject. I have a lot of emotions related to the horse...when it feels natural...I go with it.
|Galloping © Seth Benzel|
What training methods do you use?
Tell me about AmDubai Racing Stables...
AmDubai Racing Stables was formed by my wife and I after we met in Dubai. I trained there for the first time in 2012-13 season and really enjoyed the atmosphere of international racing. We felt we could make a connection between the markets of America and Dubai...hence the name: AmDubai Racing Stable. To date we continue to serve this connection through training, bloodstock, and advising.
What does horsemanship mean to you?
|In You the Earth © Seth Benzel|
|Red Muse © Seth Benzel|