31 August 2010

Ben Weiner





Ben Weiner (1980), artista contemporáneo estadounidense. Se graduó en 2003 de la Wesleyan University. Sus óleos hiperrealistas muestran ambientes macroscópicos de sustancias no naturales como gel para el pelo, perlas y pegotes de óleo. Ha expuesto en Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, también en Winkleman Plus Ultra y Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts entre otros en Nueva York. Weiner también trabaja con vídeo. Diseñó unas proyecciones para la producción teatral interdisciplinaria de La Historia de Llorar por El de Ignacio Apolo, que ya demostró en la Ciudad de México en el verano de 2006. Ver más dentro del post;

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Ben Weiner (born November 10, 1980) is an American contemporary artist. He is a 2003 graduate of Wesleyan University. His hyperrealistic oil paintings depict macroscopic still life environments of unnatural substances such as hair gel, pearls, and oil paint globs. He exhibits with Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, and shows with Winkleman Plus Ultra and Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, among others, in New York. Weiner also works in video. He designed video projections for the interdisciplinary theatrical production of La Historia de Llorar por El by Ignacio Apolo, which showed in Mexico City in the summer of 2006.






Video


Video of hair gel evaporating and reconstituting.


Video of pigment, linseed oil, varnish and turpentine being mixed together to make oil paint.


Video of monosodium glutamate (MSG) crystallizing.


Video of pixels of an LCD display at increasingly greater magnifications.