Ben Steele

Ben Steele

Ben Steele
With an education built upon classical training, Steele enjoys utilizing the processes of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility; never staying in one place for too long. The result is a wide-ranging body of work, not always still life, portraiture or landscape but often somewhere in between. His melding of art history and pop culture references with a classic glaze and scumble technique keeps his ever-changing process current, fresh and exciting. "My paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. The playful side of my work deals with the difference between a child's naivety and the desensitized view of an adult. Popular imagery, such as famous works of art or well-known photography floods our visual world and we lose our ability to separate the work from its cultural meaning. My intent is to explore this phenomenon and re-expose viewers to the images so they can open up and enjoy the work in a new way. "My serious side enjoys careful observation, allowing the viewer to see the beauty of simple things. The power of light and shade and the appeal of subtle and strong color relationships spark my enthusiasm for realism. The polar nature of the two approaches has provided an outlet for all of my artistic interest." Education: B.F.A. from the University of Utah in 2002 Helper Workshops, studying with David Dornan and Paul Davis
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Artist

Artwork

American Catholic: Outline
Ben Steele

American Catholic: Outline

acrylic and oil silkscreen on canvas

20 x 16 in

$1,200.00

Varoom!
Ben Steele

Varoom!

oil on canvas

36 x 46 in

$7,500.00

Marilyn Milk
Ben Steele

Marilyn Milk

oil on canvas

34 x 31 in

$5,800.00

Cubist Nighthawks
Ben Steele

Cubist Nighthawks

oil on canvas

10 x 12 in

$1,100.00

Kline Kow
Ben Steele

Kline Kow

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in

$1,000.00

Post War-Hol II
Ben Steele

Post War-Hol II

oil on canvas

35 x 32 in

$5,800.00

All the World's a One Trick Pony
Ben Steele

All the World's a One Trick Pony

oil on canvas

42 x 62 in

$10,400.00

This is a Painting/This is Not a Painting (sold as a pair)
Ben Steele

This is a Painting/This is Not a Painting (sold as a pair)

oil on canvas,giclee print

26 x 22 in

$5,200.00

Spaghetti Western Sauce (2)
Ben Steele

Spaghetti Western Sauce (2)

oil silkscreen on panel

22 x 18 in

$1,200.00

Whaam!
Ben Steele

Whaam!

oil on canvas

36 x 46 in

$7,500.00

Magnificent 7-Eleven
Ben Steele

Magnificent 7-Eleven

oil on canvas

26 x 38 in

$5,800.00

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