The beautiful, the distorted, the deep layers of life. Benjamin Schmitt has a unique way of showing us nature’s rhythms that lie beneath the surface. This takes us on an emotional journey of the abstract and
organized chaos that, when combined, is timeless and relevant. This is accomplished through mapping the intelligence of the human experience focusing on the dichotomy between the seen and unseen.
The work thus far is fed by a fascination of the body and natures movement, and the stereotypes which are hidden in plain sight. The intense detail is methodical and meticulous, yet simultaneously poetic and free. Like an Indian Mandala there is significance with the spiritual and ritualistic nature of the molecular design being put onto the canvas. Balancing these shapes, colors, and line tension the surface composition is formed.
Come experience these colorful abstractions in person. Meet the artist at the show's openings on Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd from 5-9 p.m. Celestial Abstraction: Paintings will be displayed through January 27, 2018 along with a special holiday group showing in the back of the gallery. Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery is conveniently located at 1025 S. 1st Street in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District and is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m., or by appointment.