Saatchi Online Magazine

Benjamin Butler at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

By Doug McClemont

April 20, 2012

20120420-saatchi-onlineButler has been making meaningful pictures of trees for the better part of his career. The paintings on display for this exhibition, both large and small, reveal his skills at turning familiar landscapes into near abstractions. The space in between his trees is as considered and lively as the branches themselves. Butler’s bold, handsome verticals in masterful color combinations depict an up-close wilderness of the mind.