With it's present focus on abstract landscapes and dreamlike resin pieces, the current artwork of Greg Benz is simply the next chapter in the artist's career. His creative journey through music and visual art have given him a broad palette from which to create bold pieces on canvas and wood panel.
Utilizing nontraditional painting techniques, which centre on mixing acrylics and liquid polymers, his large landscapes feature an authoritative use of colour. They are marked by textured surfaces so thick with paint that cracks - reminiscent of arid parts of the Earth's surface - are a striking feature.
His highly acclaimed work in resin is more explosive. The images are primordial, with the mash-up of colours and patterns giving the impression of acts of violent creation in deep space as plasma entities collide. Having worked in other media - including digital prints - since graduating fro London's Bealart, Benns has also had a rich career as a DJ and producer of electronica. This has allowed him to travel a great deal and be a player in a wide range of creative endeavors. Benns is also the owner of Fresh Ink Apparel, a t-shirt screen printing company specializing in his own distinctive graphic design (and yes, it helps to pay the bills).