Ben Hamburger Art
I am an oil painter inspired by the integral energy within my surroundings. People, places, and relationships seem to contain visceral feelings that I work to portray. My artistic process bears a close connection to my subject matter. The process of layering energetic brushstrokes to generate an image and an identity fascinates me. Each stroke on the canvas is a small piece of the whole, thus bearing connection to both nature, at a cellular level, and the digital age. Pixels often serve as memories, creating a skewed glance at our world. In my work, I am delving into this conversation between past and present, traditional and contemporary, memory vs. reality, using strokes of oil paint as my rebuttal to the digital pixels that dominate media. My cascading brushstrokes and forms reflect moments in flux, shifting perceptions, and evolving landscapes. Through fragmenting images, I begin to disconnect my process, highlighting the pieces that make my subjects whole.