Benjamin Styer’s paintings combine medieval marginalia, folk textile, commercial ephemera and surrealist vignettes. As both a visual accumulator and a spiritual translator, the artist creates compositions that conjure the intuitive and timeless quality of mythologies and legends. Styer’s work taps into a hive-unconscious to evoke the feeling of lost music, thoughts of thoughts and slippery imagery from half-remembered books.
Benjamin Styer was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1990. Styer received his BFA in art from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts.
Styer’s debut exhibition, Crystal Piano Rain, was on view at Moskowitz Bayse in Los Angeles, California in 2021.
Styer lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.