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Paulette Bensignor Fine Art

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Hidden Figure, Under The Radar: BENSIGNOR an Artist

Diane Waldman, Deputy Director of the Guggenheim Museum of Art wrote about Bensignor’s work, “ an example of a extremely original treatment of the landscape”…

Artists don’t give up their secrets easily. Her work is madly complex. It is only after minutes of staring at her work do the effects start to appear.

A painting idea can start in one moment or it can be imagined over the course of several years. She works primarily in oil paint.

It takes time. It is a balancing act and she worries about the work constantly.

It is about the transitions between color, line, shape, scale and tones.

The palette is deceiving; it has various shades of blues, greens, oranges, purples, reds and yellows.

The brush strokes vary from line to blurred color.

Her perspective is a use of a combination of eastern perspective, for example: atmospheric, linear, optic, scale, and western perspective, for example: the use of one, two and three point perspective.

There is no beginning and no end. The work tells her what to do and long and intensive study.

The total effect is memorizing. Your eye settles here and there drawn to one place and then another, dancing around and around transcending from the real world into an inner world.

The viewer is stopped and drawn into the surface, while the theme of the landscape plays around and around in the brain. The landscape painting, like nature itself, cannot be perceived in one viewing. The paintings can be and are demanding.

They play with the surface like a Jazz musician playing a standard tune. Then the improvisation takes to changes of rhythms and harmony, counterpoint and back to the standard structure.

As one is drawn back to the painting, each time, they appear richer and richer.

Bensignor has been painting a long time, and she says it is a process, but she admits to not knowing exactly what is going on. It is a process. The constant decisions and decisions: to either to take something out or risk repainting the whole thing or building it up or leaving the work alone.

The painting maybe done, but the theme is not. She believes each one of us has a story to tell. She has the one story to tell over and over again in different ways.

Her story it is that people are born with an individual personality and a need to learn how to become human. Life is tough and how we navigate and become human separates us from the wild. Basically, it is just a dance, a rhythm about life, good vs. evil, the tamed and the untamed.

Her use of the image of “ Landscape” becomes the metaphor for tame over wild or good over evil, as seen in her show “Between Garden and Wood”.

The show is at, The Rodger LaPelle Galleries, 122n. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106 through May 2017. The paintings interact with each other in a way they were placed around the gallery.

She doesn’t take prisoners. It is what it is. What she says on canvas isn’t a choice; it is who she is, period. Refusing to be categorized she will not stop working.

It is a fact that some collectors can’t deal with the idea of collecting art by women. Hidden female artists are slowly being recognized and into the radar of acceptance they are going to make their mark.

Examples of her work:

Paulette Bensignor Art

Paulette Bensignor Art

Local Artist Springs into Spring

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Philadelphia painter, muralist and landscape artist, Paulette Bensignor annouces the opening of her latest exhibit,
Spring 2010 Landscapes, at the Tyme Gallery in Havertown PA.

The Tyme Gallery is located at
17 W. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083, 610-853-1215, www.tymegallery.com
hours: Tue – Fri. 10am to 6:30pm, Sat. 10am-4pm

For more info contact Paulette at (610) 664-0972.

Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Old City Jewish Art Center
February 2010
OCJAC: First Friday

 
Oil on canvas, watercolors, botanical collages, pencil drawings, photographic prints, landscapes, still life, realism, grapes, olives, dates, pomegranates, figs – What do they all have in common? 
 
Please join us on Friday, February 5th from 5-9 PM for First Friday
“Tu B’Shevat – New Year for Trees” Art Exhibition at (OCJAC) Old City Jewish Art Center 119 N. 3rd St. and find out what they have in common.
 
This wonderful exhibition features these artists: educator/painter/and print maker Paulette Bensignor, fine arts painter Susan Forbes, botanical collage artist Rachel Isaac, photographer B. Leah Palmer, and water colorist Barbara Rosenzweig.  See works of art that include fruits of the holy land of Israel, landscapes, trees, botanical bouquet collages, and much more.
 
“Man is a tree of the field,” and the Jewish calendar reserves one day each year (the New Year for Trees on the 15th of Shevat) for us to contemplate our affinity with our botanical analogue and what it can teach us about our own lives.  For man is a tree of the field. (Deuteronomy 20:19)
 
Don’t miss “Meet the Artists’ Reception” scheduled for Sunday, February 14th from 2- 4:00 PM.  Come meet the artists.  See the
Tu B’Shevat Art Exhibition, sample refreshments in celebration of Tu B’Shevat and really enjoy a warm friendly socializing atmosphere.   
 
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 1-6 PM.  “Tu B’Shevat – New Year for Trees” Art Exhibition from February 5-24th. Please stop by to browse in our BIG small crafts area, knitted art to wear, ceramics and more.
 
For more information, please call Sherry at 215-923-1222 and go to our website at www.ocjac.org .

Hope to See You There!
 
Old City Jewish Art Center
119 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA
215-923-1222