Paintings by Benjamin Long
"I rely quite a bit on intuition. The work ends up reflecting in subtle ways what is going on in my life at that time, becoming a kind of visual diary."
Combining painting, drawing, and mixed-media bas relief construction, Benjamin Long creates pieces that fuse a variety of styles. acrylic paint, oil, and encaustic paint on shaped wooden support. Metal panels, plexiglass, and ordinary objects. Smaller panels inset into larger images or attached to the face of the painting.
Long forges a record of images with his work, in which he subtly reflects emotions and events from his personal life. But most important are the aesthetics of the painting, where there "lies a universal connection to the viewer."
He has a website at www.benjaminlong.com.