Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ben Schonzeit, until March 5, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

Ben Schonzeit, one of the old school original Photorealists is exhibiting this month at Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida.

With over 40 years of painting behind him, Ben is now widely recognized for his strong , photorealistic images of opulent flowers set against dramatic backgrounds. While being highly photorealistic, Schonzeit’s paintings also bend our perception by combining real and surreal imagery. His flower paintings are symbolic of the old with the new, and a general theme of passing time. Schonzeit’s works are settings for dreamscapes, full of melancholy, romantic irony, and intense color.

Lake Placid Bouquet, 2011 , Acrylic on polyester, 72 x 96 inches

Aalto Umbria, 2011 , Acrylic on linen, 66 x 78 inches

Peachy Peonies, 2011 , Acrylic on polyester, 66 x 44 inches

Middle Rose, 2010 , Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 48 inches

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