Republic Steel, 2016, Encaustic, wood, cement, paint on sheet metal, 25” x 20” x 4”

Republic Steel, 2016, Encaustic, wood, cement, paint on sheet metal,

25” x 20” x 4”

 
 

Victoria Oldham from Range Dog Publishing wrote:

"Artist Pat Benincasa’s extraordinary sheet metal paintings are unlike anything I’ve ever seen! Her passion for geometry is clearly expressed throughout her amazing portfolio of 2D and 3D representations of the networks underlying cities, transportation conduits, bridges and the spaces defined by geometry in all kinds of industrial production systems. But I also see fractal representations reminiscent of biological transport systems and am reminded of the neural network of the brain or complex connections of arteries, veins, and capillaries in the body.

Her works often break conventions of classical composition. Three dimensional structures extend outside the confines of the painting surface. Value, rather than color, sets the mood and focus. Linear shapes, polygons, and great perspective drawing lends to the 3D effect, in addition to physical sculptural forms extending from and off the painting surface."

http://www.sedonaartprize.com/september-2016/art/215