Benjamin Duke is a Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at Michigan State University. Duke states: In my paintings I ask myself "Is this the way the world is?" I reshape and retool my painting experience to answer that question. But while the question begins with the world, it ends with the work itself: "Is this the way the world is in this work?" The search is for the world in painting and painting in the world (painting worlds/paintings world). Am I in the world or is the world in me? I allude to my life, to writers, works, and to artist's imagery. It is my hope that this record of allusion conjures and creates the same. I am referring to text, theory, idea but I am also finding myself already there, looking out to see in.
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