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Cave, 2012

Oil on canvas
52 × 78 in
132.1 × 198.1 cm
location
Los Angeles, Orange
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The Paint Series Paintings "Like Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book paint stroke, my paint paintings update Clement Greenberg’s treatise on … Read more
Ben Charles Weiner
American, b. 1980
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Connecting two opposing styles—abstraction and photorealism—Ben Weiner creates hyper-detailed, lush paintings and videos of extremely magnified consumer products, including hair gel, chemical food additives, and deodorant. In his work, he presents such meticulously rendered, close-up views of his subjects that they read as pure abstractions. A through-line in Weiner’s various bodies of work is contemporary culture’s obsession with bodily enhancement through chemical products—whether by using hair products or taking illegal drugs. To create his drawings, the artist soaks monochrome drawings or to-do lists on chromatographic paper in solutions of drugs, creating colorful psychedelic washes generated by chance based on the substance’s chemical composition.

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About the work
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The Paint Series Paintings "Like Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book paint stroke, my paint paintings update Clement Greenberg’s treatise on … Read more
Ben Charles Weiner
American, b. 1980
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Connecting two opposing styles—abstraction and photorealism—Ben Weiner creates hyper-detailed, lush paintings and videos of extremely magnified consumer products, including hair gel, chemical food additives, and deodorant. In his work, he presents such meticulously rendered, close-up views of his subjects that they read as pure abstractions. A through-line in Weiner’s various bodies of work is contemporary culture’s obsession with bodily enhancement through chemical products—whether by using hair products or taking illegal drugs. To create his drawings, the artist soaks monochrome drawings or to-do lists on chromatographic paper in solutions of drugs, creating colorful psychedelic washes generated by chance based on the substance’s chemical composition.

Cave, 2012

Oil on canvas
52 × 78 in
132.1 × 198.1 cm
location
Los Angeles, Orange
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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