Benny Merris Wynwood Mural

December 4th, 2014

Benny Merris’ exhibition of new works at Gallery Diet was his first exhibition in Miami. The show was accompanied by a large scale outdoor wall painting.

Benny Merris is painting in the noosphere. If you’re wondering just what the noosphere is, it’s defined as that part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, activity, culture, and knowledge. Nature and culture not only intersect here, they move together symbiotically. Merris imbues his artwork with similar energy. His references are visual as well as process- oriented, and his paintings, prints, and drawings manifest these interests in the way he considers color, light, and materiality in his work.

(excerpt from an unpublished essay, Dean Daderko, 2014)

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