Guy Benson

Artist’s Statement

My paintings and drawings are almost always small in scale.  This scale contributes to a certain
element of intimacy that I strive for, a part of the work’s content.

The forms and images in my work are arrived at intuitively, that is to say they are
instinctive, subjective and poetic in nature.  Their realization on canvas expresses
the uniquely personal, however these images also endeavor to have a broader, archetypal

The alignment of forms and their relationship to one another is also a factor in the
content of the work.

Each viewer must bring her or his own interpretation of the work from their own
perspective.  This may change with repeated viewings, but the artist can ask for no more
in regard to an audience.

Guy Benson