The Best Man

Riel Benn’s alter-ego

Self-Portrait with Alter-Ego

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2004 “Self-Portrait with Alter-Ego” was an exercise, it was a painting and an act to destroy my pride. It was the painting and the revealing that would proof I did not care what women

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Self-Portrait with Alter-Ego

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2004 “Self-Portrait with Alter-Ego” was an exercise, it was a painting and an act to destroy my pride. It was the painting and the revealing that would proof I did not care what women

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The Cupid Incident

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2009       (Collection of the Artist) “The Cupid Incident” is based on the darker side of relationships. In this case we got a murder suicide, it could very well be a homicide as well. But

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The Cupid Incident

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2009       (Collection of the Artist) “The Cupid Incident” is based on the darker side of relationships. In this case we got a murder suicide, it could very well be a homicide as well. But

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Nuclear Symphony

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2009      (Collection of the Artist) “Nuclear Symphony” is a color-drenched Daliesque vision of a post-apocalyptic world where the floor flies away, the music fails to play. Death holds the shofar, a horn thats used

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Nuclear Symphony

36″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, 2009      (Collection of the Artist) “Nuclear Symphony” is a color-drenched Daliesque vision of a post-apocalyptic world where the floor flies away, the music fails to play. Death holds the shofar, a horn thats used

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Guess Who?

32″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2008 In “Guess Who?” we got The Best Man playing the classic role of “The Invisible Man”. The faceless man only reveals a smile, making The Best Man even more mysterious in this movie

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Guess Who?

32″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2008 In “Guess Who?” we got The Best Man playing the classic role of “The Invisible Man”. The faceless man only reveals a smile, making The Best Man even more mysterious in this movie

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The Celibate Joker

32″ x 40″, Acrylic on paper, 2008      (Collection of the Artist) The world says, There’s celibacy, then there’s insanity. It goes to show just how sex-crazed the world really is. Here in “The Celibate Joker” we got The Best Man

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The Celibate Joker

32″ x 40″, Acrylic on paper, 2008      (Collection of the Artist) The world says, There’s celibacy, then there’s insanity. It goes to show just how sex-crazed the world really is. Here in “The Celibate Joker” we got The Best Man

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Gold Digger

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Lights, camera, action! In “Gold Digger” Irish folklore plays a role in a wedding with a great age difference. In this cinematic portrait we got the bride, the groom,

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Gold Digger

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Lights, camera, action! In “Gold Digger” Irish folklore plays a role in a wedding with a great age difference. In this cinematic portrait we got the bride, the groom,

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Sex Education

36″ x 44″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Not every Best Man picture is as it seems at first glance. In this piece The Best Man is a teacher with a cruel and joking edge. There is

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Sex Education

36″ x 44″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Not every Best Man picture is as it seems at first glance. In this piece The Best Man is a teacher with a cruel and joking edge. There is

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The Tragic Beauty Contest

36″ x 44″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) In “The Tragic Beauty Contest” Riel extends his concern for today’s youth beyond the Native community to address the issue of anorexia, an international health problem linked to the

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The Tragic Beauty Contest

36″ x 44″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) In “The Tragic Beauty Contest” Riel extends his concern for today’s youth beyond the Native community to address the issue of anorexia, an international health problem linked to the

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Get Cracking

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2007       (Collection of the Artist) “Get Cracking” was inspired by alot of my single male friends, as well as the children’s rhyme “Humpy Dumpty”. Here we got a nude and newly pregnant woman holding

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Get Cracking

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2007       (Collection of the Artist) “Get Cracking” was inspired by alot of my single male friends, as well as the children’s rhyme “Humpy Dumpty”. Here we got a nude and newly pregnant woman holding

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Reflection of the coming age

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Hickory hickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock, the clock struck one, the mouse ran down , Hickory hickory, Dock! Again, a children’s rhyme is played in this

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Reflection of the coming age

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2006      (Collection of the Artist) Hickory hickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock, the clock struck one, the mouse ran down , Hickory hickory, Dock! Again, a children’s rhyme is played in this

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Martyred Pedophile

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas,2006 “Martyred Pedophile” is one of the dark themed pieces in this series. It is a picture of wrath, hypocrisy, vengeance, joy and healing. This piece is based on the residential school nightmare, where and

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Martyred Pedophile

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas,2006 “Martyred Pedophile” is one of the dark themed pieces in this series. It is a picture of wrath, hypocrisy, vengeance, joy and healing. This piece is based on the residential school nightmare, where and

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Checkmate

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas,2005      (Collection of the Artist) Riel continues to ponder the relationship game in “Checkmate”. In this painting, The Best Man lounges in an easy chair, his gaze directed to a chessboard set up on a

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Checkmate

30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas,2005      (Collection of the Artist) Riel continues to ponder the relationship game in “Checkmate”. In this painting, The Best Man lounges in an easy chair, his gaze directed to a chessboard set up on a

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