Benson’s paintings have a refreshingly determined viewpoint. She incorporates mark-making evocative of early image software like Microsoft Paint to triumph the physicality of the artist’s brush over the digital image. Her loud abstraction hinges on layer upon layer of texture that simultaneously harmonise and fight against each other. She mixes odd combinations of colours, some that appear selected from a computer toolbar with others in hues that are difficult to digitally replicate. Sumptuously thick oil paint squeezed directly out of the tube is slapped across thin sweeps of flat colour, The sharp edges of irregular shapes contrast against loose, messy patterning that references the childlike essence of naïve painting and the purposeful chaos of post-war abstraction. In an age where the consumption of visual culture is predominantly conducted through the flat plane of digital imagery, excessive texture and contrast in Benson’s paintings represent a fervent call to experience art in person.