This is a Curated Online Exhibition
She is not wearing an orange shirt
Click Play for a 30 second clip. Why color does not exist, "Cafe Chairs"
There is no color. The really beautiful stuff is on the inside.
Frozen and Alive
Fine Fine Art
When every day life is mundane, waiting, sitting, at a meeting or at the supermarket, they can be made richer with delicate and small interactions between people. People have a lot going on inside. In art these unseen interactions can be expressed. It is a beautiful perspective on life.
Ben Simon freezes a fleeting moment or a contrived pose and paints in emotions or thoughts in these every day scenes. The color and the brush marks are often strong or loud as interpretations of the inner world of emotions and thoughts inhabiting the scene. The interaction between the figures in their environment or between a figure and themselves when it is a portrait, is ultimately an interaction between Simon and his viewers. Simon's insides show on the outside.
Simon is fascinated with facial expressions sometimes subtle and sometimes exaggerated as expressions of humanity and less as describing a person in particular. Feelings and thoughts read on the surface of the faces of the portrayed. They are the stuff of interaction that Simon is interested in. The inner world of the figure is expressed, and the inner world of the painter is laid out on the canvas expressively on the surface. The inside is on the surface.