A quick snap of my “Beyond The Infinite” piece framed for the show. It isn’t depicted in this photo, but this frame weighs about 7,000 lbs Est.

A quick snap of my “Beyond The Infinite” piece framed for the show. It isn’t depicted in this photo, but this frame weighs about 7,000 lbs Est.

— 1 week ago with 8 notes

#Painting  #2001: a space odyssey  #movies  #popculture  #illustration  #gallery 
"Beyond The Infinite"oil on wood11”x14”
Bennett Slater
My contribution to Gallery 1988’s 10th Anniversary show! I’m incredibly honoured to be included in celebrating their landmark, and I’m humbled by the list of artists in the show.The theme of this show could be anything we wanted, with a subtle inclusion of pop culture. With SUCH an open theme, it was incredibly difficult to get started. I decided on tackling my favourite filmmaker of all time, Stanley Kubrick.. because.. Stanley Kubrick.

"Beyond The Infinite"
oil on wood
11”x14”

Bennett Slater


My contribution to Gallery 1988’s 10th Anniversary show! I’m incredibly honoured to be included in celebrating their landmark, and I’m humbled by the list of artists in the show.

The theme of this show could be anything we wanted, with a subtle inclusion of pop culture. With SUCH an open theme, it was incredibly difficult to get started. I decided on tackling my favourite filmmaker of all time, Stanley Kubrick.. because.. Stanley Kubrick.

— 1 week ago with 42 notes

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Here’s a few detail closeups of my “Very Distant Lands” piece for Cartoon Network and Gallery 1988’s Adventure Time Show. To see the whole piece, it’s here

— 2 weeks ago with 11 notes

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"Very Distant Lands"oil on wood18”x24”
Bennett SlaterHere’s my piece for Cartoon Network and Gallery 1988: LA's “Adventure Time Show”.In preparation for this one, I rewatched all 150 existing episodes and took note of every object involved in the story. I fit as many as I could into this, but needless to say, the cutting room floor is insane.

"Very Distant Lands"
oil on wood
18”x24”

Bennett Slater

Here’s my piece for Cartoon Network and Gallery 1988: LA's “Adventure Time Show”.

In preparation for this one, I rewatched all 150 existing episodes and took note of every object involved in the story. I fit as many as I could into this, but needless to say, the cutting room floor is insane.

— 2 weeks ago with 1075 notes

#adventuretime  #cartoonnetwork  #cartoon  #painting  #Illustration  #surealism  #stilllife  #ooo 
"Tis A Silly Place"oil on wood8.5”x11”Bennett SlaterA subject so personally close to my heart that painting this felt like a motor reflex. Here’s my contribution to Gallery 1988’s 7th “Crazy 4 Cult” show! This one will be held in New York, and boasts some increeedible artists.

"Tis A Silly Place"
oil on wood
8.5”x11”
Bennett Slater

A subject so personally close to my heart that painting this felt like a motor reflex. Here’s my contribution to Gallery 1988’s 7th “Crazy 4 Cult” show! This one will be held in New York, and boasts some increeedible artists.

— 2 months ago with 11 notes

#montypython  #Movies  #HolyGrail  #Painting  #Crazy4Cult  #Gallery1988  #Illustration  #Surrealism  #StillLife  #PopCulture 
A process shot of my “Vincent” piece for WWA gallery’s “Horrorwood” show in Culver City. I normally don’t get very detailed with my underpaintings, but for this portrait I attempted something new. If you can can capture the likeness in the underpainting stage, your life will get a lot easier.

A process shot of my “Vincent” piece for WWA gallery’s “Horrorwood” show in Culver City. I normally don’t get very detailed with my underpaintings, but for this portrait I attempted something new. If you can can capture the likeness in the underpainting stage, your life will get a lot easier.

— 2 months ago

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"Vincent"Oil on Wood8.5”x11”Bennett SlaterTook a brief stop over in portrait territory for WWA Gallery’s “Horrorwood” show. When honouring horror film, who better to tribute than the man who defined the genre.

"Vincent"
Oil on Wood
8.5”x11”
Bennett Slater

Took a brief stop over in portrait territory for WWA Gallery’s “Horrorwood” show. When honouring horror film, who better to tribute than the man who defined the genre.

— 3 months ago with 9 notes

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A look at the evolution of “I Know I’m Human” from last month’s Crazy 4 Cult show.

A look at the evolution of “I Know I’m Human” from last month’s Crazy 4 Cult show.

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"I Know I’m Human"Oil on Wood20”x20”Bennett SlaterHere’s my contribution to Gallery 1988's “Crazy 4 Cult: Say Hi To The Bad Guy” show! The show pays tribute to some of cult cinema's greatest villains.For my piece, I tackled John Carpenter’s “The Thing”. The references in this one were a real treat to do. By the nature of the story, the creature’s form is constantly evolving and absorbing the organisms it has mimicked. I therefore tried to include as many as I could, while still maintaining the bigger picture, so to speak.

"I Know I’m Human"
Oil on Wood
20”x20”
Bennett Slater

Here’s my contribution to Gallery 1988's “Crazy 4 Cult: Say Hi To The Bad Guy” show! The show pays tribute to some of cult cinema's greatest villains.

For my piece, I tackled John Carpenter’s “The Thing”. The references in this one were a real treat to do. By the nature of the story, the creature’s form is constantly evolving and absorbing the organisms it has mimicked. I therefore tried to include as many as I could, while still maintaining the bigger picture, so to speak.

— 3 months ago with 10 notes

#TheThing  #Gallery1988  #Popart  #Movies  #Horror  #Painting  #Illustration  #Crazy4Cult 
"Bub"Oil on Wood8”x10”Bennett SlaterHere’s my contribution to the “Lil Bub Art Show” at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco! 50 Artists paid tribute to the reigning queen of the internet, Lil Bub, with a percentage of the proceeds going to help the SPCA.

"Bub"
Oil on Wood
8”x10”
Bennett Slater

Here’s my contribution to the “Lil Bub Art Show” at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco! 50 Artists paid tribute to the reigning queen of the internet, Lil Bub, with a percentage of the proceeds going to help the SPCA.

— 5 months ago with 15 notes

#painting  #lilbub  #kitten  #Illustration  #popart  #gallery  #spokeart 

"Change Series"

Bennett Slater
Oil on Wood
8”x8” each

A triptych I created for Bottleneck Gallery’s “3NES” show in Brooklyn, NY. The show was curated by the Autumn Society’s Chogrin Muñoz, and featured a host of artists creating pieces depicting “The Legend of Zelda”, “Super Mario Bros.” and “Metroid”.

— 7 months ago with 1 note

#Painting  #Illustration  #Gallery  #FineArt  #Nintendo  #Videogames  #Zelda  #Mario  #Metroid  #Surrealism  #Art  #3NES 

An AMAZING opening night for “The Official Edgar Wright Art Show” at Gallery 1988. Everyone in LA appeared to be there, including the men of the hour: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright!

It was extremely gratifying to see those three look aup to the artwork with the same pleasure we get from their films.

Here’s a few process shots of my piece, “The Black Forest Gateau”.

Also, here’s some snaps of the show via BuzzFeed, who managed to get coverage somehow, in the sea of human bodies:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/the-geekiest-moments-from-the-official-edgar-wright-art-s

— 7 months ago with 4 notes

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“The Black Forest Gateau”
Bennett SlaterOil on Wood11” x 14”
Here’s my contribution the “The Official Edgar Wright Tribute Show” at Gallery 1988: LA, opening this week!

“The Black Forest Gateau”

Bennett Slater
Oil on Wood
11” x 14”


Here’s my contribution the “The Official Edgar Wright Tribute Show” at Gallery 1988: LA, opening this week!

— 8 months ago with 3 notes

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Some progress snaps of my recent “We Must Be Bold” piece for the SPACE! show curated by Mike Mitchell, at Gallery 1988.

— 9 months ago with 3 notes

#WIP  #Progess  #Painting  #Space  #NASA  #PopArt  #Illustration  #Surrealism  #Gallery 
“We Must Be Bold”
Bennett SlaterOil on Wood18” x 24” Here’s my contribution for “SPACE!”- an art show curated by the lovely Mike Mitchell and celebrating the past, present and future of the space and the universe!Show opened June 21st at Gallery 1988 (West). The opening reception was hosted by NASA’s own, and Mars Curiousity Rover System Engineer, Bobak Ferdowsi!

“We Must Be Bold”

Bennett Slater
Oil on Wood
18” x 24” 

Here’s my contribution for “SPACE!”- an art show curated by the lovely Mike Mitchell and celebrating the past, present and future of the space and the universe!

Show opened June 21st at Gallery 1988 (West). The opening reception was hosted by NASA’s own, and Mars Curiousity Rover System Engineer, Bobak Ferdowsi!

— 9 months ago with 15 notes

#Painting  #FineArt  #JFK  #NASA  #Space  #Gallery  #Illustration  #Surrealism  #PopArt