Art By: Al Benkin
Al Benkin aka Mutantland is an assemblage artist, painter and fiber art doll maker, working in Brooklyn. Benkins paintings & assemblages are laden with visual language/iconography inspired by real life & personalized myths. The content varies from political/personal satire to comedy of the absurd. Al uses found objects aka “Happy Ghosts” a term from her Grandmother, painter Juanita Beenken, in which she transforms/second-lifes found things into other objects autonomous from intended origin. Al’s work is often is veiled in nostalgia/evidence of time & impermanence.