Rod Benson

  • American , 1984

  • Bio

    Rod Benson is a native Californian who grew up in San Diego and Los Angeles. After his 12-year professional basketball career, he decided to explore his talents as a fine artist and quickly found his purpose.

    His first show was his reaction to a moment of police brutality in Las Vegas. Since then, his goal has been to show that brightness and color are integral parts of what it means to be a person of colour. He began to create a style referred to as NEON BLACK, wherein he paints silhouettes of individuals, leaving just the hair unobstructed. The rest of the silhouette, however, becomes both foreground and background. In doing so, he highlights how people of colour are perceived vs their reality; illuminating the black experience via symbols that resonate with the artist, the subjects, or the culture.

    Benson’s work has been shown in national and international galleries from Los Angeles to South Korea and has been featured in various magazines and newspapers. His pieces can also be seen in ABC's "The Rookie," on NBC's "GRAND CREW," and in the homes of various NBA players, celebrities, and collectors of black art.

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  • Venice

    Venice

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    €6.200,00
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  • Toronto

    Toronto

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    €4.900,00
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  • Sun/Moon

    Sun/Moon

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    Rod Benson
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    €1.650,00
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  • If You're Going

    If You're Going

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    Rod Benson
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    €4.950,00
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  • Going Back to Cali

    Going Back to Cali

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    Rod Benson
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  • Africa

    Africa

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    Rod Benson
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    €8.250,00
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  • Paris

    Paris

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    Rod Benson
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    €8.250,00
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