ink on paper
Two sets of drawings bear witness to Benefiel’s obsessive practice. A second series of figural drawings of disturbing poupettes is created by a series of meticulously placed dots of differing sizes. (The drawing evolves from the center of the sheet of paper, rejecting conventional approaches to composition). These strict methods allow a level of forgetfulness in the making of the work. Charles Benefiel grew up in Califronia. His art specializes in stippling. He likes to draw with no lines and after he is done, he starts a process that makes his art resemble the texture of old paper.