Ben Charles Weiner, ‘Gel Monochrome (Ultramarine)’, 2019, Mark Moore Fine Art
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Gel Monochrome (Ultramarine), 2019

Oil on linen
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$8,400
Ships from Orange, CA, US
Shipping: $300 domestic, $600 rest of world
Location
Los Angeles, Orange
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Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange

"My paintings of pearls and hair gel merge varied notions of art as creation with biological …

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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.

Ben Charles Weiner, ‘Gel Monochrome (Ultramarine)’, 2019, Mark Moore Fine Art
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About the work
Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange

"My paintings of pearls and hair gel merge varied notions of art as creation with biological and mythological concepts of creation. Visually, the pearls seem to emerge from the hair gel, suggesting biological processes such as cellular division, or the primordial soup that preceded life on earth. The all-over, …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and Dated Verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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.

Gel Monochrome (Ultramarine), 2019

Oil on linen
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$8,400
Ships from Orange, CA, US
Shipping: $300 domestic, $600 rest of world
Location
Los Angeles, Orange
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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