Panel Painting Video

An Explanation of Paulette Bensignor’s Contemporary Work

Bensignor has always rebelled against the current trends.

With a career spanning over 45 years and art work in public, private and museum collections, Bensignor’s focus has intensified over time, moving away from the landscape as an environment and concentrating instead on its hidden symbolic philosophic, and political meaning combined with the complex abstract forms in nature.

It is a way to “cry out” and make a statement about man’s place in our Universe. For the last couple of years, Bensignor has used two panel paintings, perhaps, symbolizing the inside of one’s self. The two sides of the brain, the intellect side and the feeling side, when combined achieve an outside self, a whole vision, or balance.

These painting are intended to fit together or slide open revealing another group of paintings or a video screen. The interacting works are meant to move or be switched about to form more than one composition revealing something new each time. Bensignor uses many layers of lines. Though the process may call up the underused method of pointillism they are ambiguous, and are subject to change in meaning. Go into your head and listen to your heart, feel and interpret what you want. With luck the art will reveal different feelings and meanings each and every time.