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Lot 10126

Bennett Graff, BFA ‘24 - Astronaut #2 *

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Bennett Graff, Studying industrial design, will graduate in '24 Astronaut #2

40h x 30w x 1.5d

DESCRIPTION: Paintings, Unframed, Acrylic on wood panel

ARTIST STATEMENT: My astronaut pieces are autobiographical. The evocative imagery of the astronauts in unknown planetary environments felt representative of the social isolation I experienced in the pandemic. The helmet and suit confine and protect the figure, creating a barrier between him and his environment. The piece explores the tension between survival and isolation as well as vulnerability in exploring unknown terrains. I use 3D modeling, rendering to create a digital reference which guides my painting.

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