Figurative Painting Meets Abstract
Against the background of the abstract compositions, famous protagonists appear, among them from Watteau paintings representing the Enlightenment as the "birth of modernity". The line-up of protagonists becomes increasingly bizarre: The painter himself, Picasso, Botticelli and a film still by Pipilotti Rist. Benz underlays many of his paintings with filler cotton fabric before covering the canvases. This makes it easy for the viewer to immerse himself in the mattress painting worlds.
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