The surface of David Benforado's paintings is active and dynamic. Creating his own mediums and paints from pigments has enabled him to achieve multi-layered textured transparencies and to build up surfaces. In his latest works Benforado uses the element of silence and pause as a point of departure to create space for contemplation. The paintings bear simple titles corresponding to the first reading of colour identification, ie. Pink. However, on a closer observation multiple layers are revealed which build up the surface of the paintings, and the colors hidden under the apparent dominant color.