Ben Charles Weiner, ‘Plein Air Paint 2’, 2016, Mark Moore Fine Art

Signature: Signed Verso

About Ben Charles Weiner

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.

American, b. 1980, Burlington, Vermont, based in Queens, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Ben Charles Weiner: Altered States, Mark Moore Fine Art, Los Angeles
2016

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Inception, Tempe Digital, Tempe
2016
Grand Opening, Allouche Gallery, New York
2015
In Bloom - A Group Exhibition, Mark Moore Fine Art