Details:

In this painting, rhythmic color and pulsating symmetry invoke a psychedelicized Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur painting, a genre of folk art. This composition draws from the artist’s work with needlepoint drawings—small format works on paper executed with calligraphy pens.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Swimming Song

In this painting, rhythmic color and pulsating symmetry invoke a psychedelicized Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur painting, a genre of folk art. This composition draws from the artist’s work with needlepoint drawings—small format works on paper executed with calligraphy pens.

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:
Swimming Song, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 18.0 inches /