Ben Schonzeit: Paintings


PRESS RELEASE: Ben Schonzeit: Paintings, Feb 10 - Mar  5, 2011

Ben Schonzeit: Paintings
Feb 10 – Mar 5, 2011


Contact: Cristin Lane or Beverly Cuyler  

For more information call 561.241.3050 or 


Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 6 – 8 pm


BOCA RATON, FL (January 25, 2011) – Elaine Baker Gallery announces the upcoming exhibition of new paintings by Ben Schonzeit. The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 10th and continues through March 5th 2011.


Ben Schonzeit is widely recognized for his strong, photorealistic images of opulent flowers set against dramatic backgrounds. While being highly photorealistic, Schonzeit’s paintings also bend our perception by combining real and surreal imagery. Sometimes painting the conversions from his own photographs, Schonzeit transports a viewer into his own “inversed” reality.   His flower paintings are symbolic of the old with the new, and a general theme of passing time.  Schonzeit’s works are settings for dreamscapes, full of melancholy, romantic irony, and intense color.  The artist’s methodical approach to painting combined with a complete control of his medium connects him with one of the greatest genres in American art.


For the past two decades Elaine Baker Gallery has been synonymous with contemporary art, and is a respected resource for international collectors, museums, designers and corporations. The gallery offers works by established and mid-career artists, while maintaining an inventory of strong secondary market work.


In January 2010, Elaine Baker Gallery opened a second space at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.  This new partnership houses a major sculpture program and is dedicated to presenting museum quality sculpture for acquisition.