Ben Elliot

Perfect paintings

Perfect Paintings is a series of non-figurative acrylic and print on canvases conceived purely on the basis of data analytics. The composition and colour scheme of each work is a result of meticulous calculations automatically generated by a software. This software studies the dimensions, colour palettes, and formats of the most popular paintings in contemporary history, taking elements such as the market value, mainstream cultural influences and institutional perspectives into consideration.
Painting as a medium has persevered for thousands of years and is one of the oldest creative media and undeniably the leading medium on the art market today. This project probes the conception of an ‘ideal’ fine art object. With an attempt to reconciling the past and present, the traditional and the digital in an entirely new narrative, this group of innovative forms reactivate the discourse of contemporary painting by giving it a new meaning. - Kirsten Wang

Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot

The Artist is Online, 2021. Exhibition view, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot

Perfect Painting (Blue, green, indigo & brown), 2021. Print, acrylic paint. 145 x 220 cm.

Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot

Perfect Painting (Blue & turquoise), 2021. Print, acrylic paint. 215 x 170 cm.

Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot
Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot
Perfect paintings - © Ben Elliot

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