Bennet Schlesinger, (b. 1987 Costa Mesa, CA), creates abstract sculptures, paintings, and light fixtures that explore “non-places”–the in-between, transient zones of life and thinking. His approach is purely inspired by nature and specific naturally-derived materials, which tend to hold the weight of such pursuit. His daily motivation stems from an inner feeling, a drive towards creation, and development of his practice. For the artist, the challenges arise when the process must continue to change, but this mode of work holds endless possibilities and inspiration. Bennet is inspired by artists such as Cy Twombly, Suzan Frecon and Peter Voulkos, who for him, operated from such an unapologetic position within themselves, and successfully embodied this interior force.
Bennet Schlesinger, is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions at Violet’s Cafe, Brooklyn; Karma, Amagansett; SIGNAL, Brooklyn; AND NOW, Dallas; Big Medium, Austin, and others.
Bennet Schlesinger and Sara French31 Jan - 1 Mar 2021Sebastian Gladstone is excited to announce our sophomore exhibition with Bennett Schlesinger and Sara French presenting new works made from paper and ceramic. The show will run from Sunday January 31st to Friday March 5th. The exhibition focuses on the elemental yet subtle forces of light and time through Schlesinger’s...