Ben Steele

Artwork

A Fistful of Crayons, 2019

Ben Steele

A Fistful of Crayons, 2019

oil on canvas

52 x 42 in

$11,500.00

Kitsch-a-Sketch, 2019

Ben Steele

Kitsch-a-Sketch, 2019

oil on canvas with fiberglass frame

24 x 29 x 4 in

$7,200.00

Orange Appeal, 2019

Ben Steele

Orange Appeal, 2019

oil on canvas

22 x 32 in

$4,500.00

Post War-Hol II

Ben Steele

Post War-Hol II

oil on canvas

35 x 32 in

$5,800.00

Varoom!

Ben Steele

Varoom!

oil on canvas

36 x 46 in

$7,500.00

Kline Kow

Ben Steele

Kline Kow

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in

$1,000.00

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

Popcorn: Easter

Ben Steele

Popcorn: Easter

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Popcorn:  The Dance, 2018

Ben Steele

Popcorn: The Dance, 2018

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Popcorn:  Burst

Ben Steele

Popcorn: Burst

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

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

#Follow, 2018

Ben Steele

#Follow, 2018

oil on canvas

38 x 29 in

$7,100.00

Coca Cola (Swirls)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Swirls)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Coca Cola (Orange-Yellow)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Orange-Yellow)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Coke:  Old Fashion

Ben Steele

Coke: Old Fashion

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Coke:  I Heart

Ben Steele

Coke: I Heart

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Coca Cola (Teal)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Teal)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

Coca Cola (Sunrise Yellow)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Sunrise Yellow)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in

$450.00

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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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