The paintings in his latest series, Vallery Nights, are inspired by his surroundings or memories of childhood with dream-like palettes of blues, purples, and pinks featuring characters we can barely see on the canvas. Ben’s imagined scenes almost exclusively take place at twilight, a time of day when people become ambiguous silhouettes.
With his usual style of applying large mounds of paint to represent snow or rain, Ben does not attempt to disguise their material construction. Still, the resulting wintry landscapes seem to evoke happy recollections of our childhoods.
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