Benji Alexander Palus
The Work of Benji Alexander Palus – a Study of the Human
The work of Benji Alexander Palus explores the diverse complexities of
feminine nature with an
array of mood, color, setting and light, giving each painting a feel as
unique as the women he
Says the artist, " Every woman has an infinite sea of emotions and
facets to her personality. She can be a completely different person from
one moment to the next and yet it is all
This is what I try to capture; not the overall view of womanhood, but
specific moments that occur once and are never repeated."
Palus' work is strongly based in reality, creating a natural, un-posed
feel. Even his portraits have a candid quality that allows the viewer to
connect with the subjects by humanizing them, while at the same time
expressing the artist's reverence for the beauty that he finds in them.
"My models are my best friends. Every painting is an exploration of the
qualities in them that I so deeply love, that make them so
beautiful.Without love, the work would be nothing, just as without their
muse, the artist is nothing."
by Kaol Springman
Benji Alexander Palus was born in 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He
is one of five siblings, having two older brothers and two younger
sisters. Noticing early his interest in drawing and colors, his parents
had him tested for artistic ability when he was two years old. Testing
at a very high level, Palus wasencouraged from this young age to explore
and develop his artistic nature.
Benji Alexander Palus is a self-taught artist, having no formal training
in fine art or the medium of oils, in which he exclusively works. Palus
has only recently begun his career as a professional artist, with his
first gallery showing at Studio 831 in New Orleans in 2010. He is also a
member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism, and proud to
be a part of Realism painting's growing contemporary revival.
In 1999 Palus moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he currently
resides in the city's French
continues to study the art of painting in the Realist style, ever
increasing the depth of his
and the richness of his work through his study of the human female.
Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition, Carmel, CA
House Salon de Refuses, New Orleans, LA
831 Dirty Linen Night, New Orleans, LA
International Guild of Realism