Larry Bentley is a self-taught artist whose work is mainly focused on Hard Edge Painting, Color
Field, Minimal and Geometric Abstraction Art, with an emphasis on clean lines, varying shapes
and color combinations.
His inspirations derive from his past profession in the fashion and modeling industry, as well as
being surrounded by an abundance of art while working at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and
Sotheby’s Auction House in New York City.
He is greatly influenced by the many culture and places traveled to, architecture, interior design
and the Mid-Century Modern era, especially by the prominent artists of that period and of the
simplistic ethos and aesthetics exhibited during that time.
Artist Statement: I want viewers and collectors to have an immediate, absolute visual response
to my art, engaging in the colors, shapes, form and all its medium. I love the quote of the great artist Frank Stella - “What you see is what you see”.
Larry currently lives and works in Harlem, NYC.