Tiril Benton

Artwork title
gaia
Artwork Media
oil, acrylic, and medium on canvas
Artist Biography
Tiril was born in London and now resides in Huntsville, Alabama. Primarily self taught, she has had solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe. Her works are part of many international and national private collections. Her pulsating abstract acrylics juxtapose a seemingly unstoppable momentum of action with an expert, essential eye for editing. Tiril’s brushstrokes are objects in themselves – they are the subject of the work, not a component – and they are palpably forceful. Yet they are deployed carefully, almost sparingly. A painting may depict two marks, one black, one white, overlapping and interlocking, surrounded by bare canvas, or alternatively the infinite mixing and blending that occurs when one shade of blue is laid across a field of white paint. With her strong, powerful lines and the emphasis on the movement of the artist’s hand, Tiril’s most obvious spiritual predecessors are the Abstract Expressionists. But her work is not declarative of herself; it is a lively and wholly committed exploration of the communicative possibilities of paint as a medium.
Nation of origin
United Kingdom
Exhibition or Biennale Edition
2015
2018