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Ben Weiner

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Ben Weiner (born November 10, 1980) is an American contemporary artist. Represented by Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles and Benrimon Contemporary in New York, he lives and works in Queens, NY. Weiner was born in Burlington, VT and grew up in Dobbs Ferry, NY. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2003 and completed an independent study in painting at theUniversidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico. Weiner works in painting, video, and sculpture; his works often depict artificial materials at a perspective alien to the naked eye. Blobs of paint can appear as organic terrains and hyperpigmented, trompe l’oeil landscapes. His paintings chart the evolving topography of his palette, with the process creation of one painting generating source imagery for the next. Weiner’s works meld glamour with the organic while reassessing the cycle of nature and artificiality. His work also focuses on the daily human experience of disassociation and imitation in the digital age, as well as the merging of object, subject and medium. Weiner’s work has been included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Carnegie Art Museum (Oxnard, California), The Riverside Art Museum, andArtspace. His work is in collections including Sammlung Mondstudio (Germany), Progressive Insurance (OH), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.

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