Frank Benson (b. 1976, Virginia, USA) studied at Maryland College of Art, Baltimore (1998), and for a Master of Fine Arts at the University of California (CA) (2003). The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Benson’s three-dimensional and photographic works both reflect a sustained fascination with concepts of arrested movement and the use of digital tools in the creation of sculpture, and the artist frequently works at the fore of advancing digital media technologies. Increasingly, he has employed high-tech software in the production of works – for example translating photographs of human models into meticulously-crafted ‘wireframe’ virtual models and 3-D prints, that serve as the basis for hyper-real and minutely-finished statues, as seen in his celebrated sequence of Human Statue figures (begun in 2005).
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