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This website,, began in the late 90's and has gone through many changes. In keeping up with the fast pace of technology, we are now in the process of several updates including the construction of a second website suitable for viewing Benini's artwork on mobile devices. (

Both websites are independent of each other, but during this period of renovation, the images on this page will direct you to the gallery pages located on the other website. Please note that clicking one of the images will open a new browser window.

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Benini's exhibition career started with a one-man show in Milan, Italy in 1961.  During his late teens and early 20's, Benini painted landscapes and still lifes in a traditional style.  By 1965, his painting evolved into large-scale monochromatic renderings of the human figure.  From the mid-1970's, he alternated large-scale representations of the rose and dream-like paintings with strong symbolist content.  During the mid-1980's, Benini's work took a sharp turn toward geometry and the mathematical sciences.  In this series, Benini created paintings with a  highly disciplined technique, requiring up to 20 layers of acrylic paint applied by brush, giving a glow to pigments transforming familiar geometric and organic shapes into lyrical canvases that, stretched over flat aluminum, hang inches from the wall, creating the feeling of dimension. In 2003, in Texas, Benini  began his Courting Kaos Series, with a different application that combined his hand-blended backgrounds and selectively  dropped acrylics in highly controlled patterns, that are now evolving into large-scale pieces.. These paintings, related to Italian Baroque and Rococo art, as well as the simple elegance of Islamic pattern art, have evolved into space age imagery. To date, Benini has had 162 one-man exhibitions, primarily in universities, public institutions and museums. Through the years, Benini has also produced a number of assemblages, that he calls Divertimenti.  Varying in size from a few inches to 15 feet, these divertimenti are built with different materials: wood, steel, stone and more recently, granite.