Details:

This painting embeds a greyscale scene depicting merriment and music-making within a needlepoint border. The cool intensity of the central scene is contained and recorded by the border, becoming a memory.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Morning in Backwards Rain

This painting embeds a greyscale scene depicting merriment and music-making within a needlepoint border. The cool intensity of the central scene is contained and recorded by the border, becoming a memory.

Styer's work conjures mythologies, traditions and legends that might never have existed, yet remain intuitively readable to the viewer. The artist's compositions draw their imagery from a shared unconscious. Styer conceives of his role as both a visual accumulator and a spiritual translator—creating works that combine medieval marginalia, folk textile, commercial ephemera and surrealist vignettes.

Specs:

18 inches
24 inches
1.75 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Benjamin Styer

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:
Morning in Backwards Rain, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 18.0 inches /