Cory Bennett | Iconic Neo-Pop Artist | b. 1986
“I learned long ago that art is much more than just a visual concept. It is a feeling of emotion and most of all a way of life. It is an expression of my imagination and an application of my creativity.”
Born and raised in the city of bright lights and fantasy that is Las Vegas, urban artist Cory Bennett has taken his art to a new level. Working in mixed media, Bennett has created his own unique style of art that combines a “street” style with never ending subject matter. Highlighted by edgy portraits and stylized figures, each painting allows the viewer to step into a nostalgic dream and the creative mind of the artist.
History Behind Neo-Pop Art
In the 1980s there was a renewed interest in the Pop Art of Andy Warhol and contemporaries. Warhol died in 1987, but he had long before inspired a whole generation of new artists. It should be noted that Neo-Pop Art is not really a new art movement, but rather an evolution of the old Pop Art movement. Neo-Pop Art consists of a revised form of Pop Art adapted from its forefathers, a rebirth of recognizable objects and celebrities from popular culture with icons and symbols of the present times. Neo-Pop Art tends to criticize and evaluate Western Culture, values, relationships, and interactions, frequently poking fun at celebrities and openly embraces ideas that are provocative and controversial.
Shanghai Art Fair
Red Dot Miami
Los Angeles Art Show
Art San Diego
The Gold Room @ The Eldorado Resort, Reno, NV
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Notable Public Placements & Installations
Eldorado Resort & Casino – Reno, NV
Dolan Lexus – Reno, NV