Name: Patricia Benitez|
Birthday: 6-Feb-1986 (Age: 27)
Location: NJ/NY, United States
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Signup Date: March 5, 2008
Last Login: February 7, 2013
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A slightly sadistic need to repulse fuels me. I work by manipulating darkness, anatomy, and mood. I distort the human body in ways that have caused reactions of disgust and discomfort. I present a darkened reality, which I force my viewers to face. I use my work as an expression of my desire to manipulate emotions, to perplex, to overwhelm.
NJCU: Bachelor's of Fine Arts (concentration painting and drawing), Art Education K-12
Patricia Benitez is an East Coast based fine artist, specializing in painting and drawing. Her work is a never-ending attempt to realize the perfection of the human form and keep true to the traditional principles of art, all the while superimposing her own dark and unmistakable otherworldly aesthetic.
Her inspirations come from a wide range of areas, such as the work of the Great Masters of the past, anthropomorphism, and the gradual synthetic progression into the future. The convergence of natural and chimerical elements create a phantasmagoric essence to her painstakingly detailed work , pulling the viewer into another world which serves as a diversion from an everyday reality.
She has a Bachelorís of Fine Arts from New Jersey City University, has been featured in several publications both local and international, has won the prestigious Karen Ziccardi Award consecutively in 2008 and 2009, and has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New Jersey and New York. She currently works as an independent fine artist/designer in the NJ/NY area.
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