Ben Steele

Artwork

Baroque Tea, 2019

Ben Steele

Baroque Tea, 2019

oil on canvas

38 x 26 in (96.52 x 66.04 cm)

$6,400

Kitsch-a-Sketch, 2019

Ben Steele

Kitsch-a-Sketch, 2019

oil on canvas with fiberglass frame

24 x 29 x 4 in (60.96 x 73.66 x 10.16 cm)

$7,200

Modern Movement, 2019

Ben Steele

Modern Movement, 2019

oil on canvas

10 x 9 in (25.40 x 22.86 cm)

$700

Pop Art Crossing, 2019

Ben Steele

Pop Art Crossing, 2019

oil on canvas

26 x 38 in (66.04 x 96.52 cm)

$6,400

The Art Maker, 2019

Ben Steele

The Art Maker, 2019

oil on canvas

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$1,000

Post War-Hol II

Ben Steele

Post War-Hol II

oil on canvas

35 x 32 in (88.90 x 81.28 cm)

$5,800

Varoom!

Ben Steele

Varoom!

oil on canvas

36 x 46 in (91.44 x 116.84 cm)

$7,500

Kline Kow

Ben Steele

Kline Kow

oil on canvas

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

$1,000

This is a Painting/This is Not a Painting (sold as a pair)

Ben Steele

This is a Painting/This is Not a Painting (sold as a pair)

oil on canvas,giclee print

26 x 22 in (66.04 x 55.88 cm)

$5,200

Popcorn: Easter

Ben Steele

Popcorn: Easter

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Popcorn:  The Dance, 2018

Ben Steele

Popcorn: The Dance, 2018

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Popcorn:  Burst

Ben Steele

Popcorn: Burst

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

All the World's a One Trick Pony

Ben Steele

All the World's a One Trick Pony

oil on canvas

42 x 62 in (106.68 x 157.48 cm)

$10,400

#Follow, 2018

Ben Steele

#Follow, 2018

oil on canvas

38 x 29 in (96.52 x 73.66 cm)

$7,100

Coca Cola (Swirls)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Swirls)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Coca Cola (Orange-Yellow)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Orange-Yellow)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Coke:  Old Fashion

Ben Steele

Coke: Old Fashion

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Coke:  I Heart

Ben Steele

Coke: I Heart

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Coca Cola (Teal)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Teal)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

Coca Cola (Sunrise Yellow)

Ben Steele

Coca Cola (Sunrise Yellow)

oil and acrylic silkscreen on panel

12 x 10 in (30.48 x 25.40 cm)

$450

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Ben Steele
With an education built upon classical training, Steele enjoys utilizing the processes of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility; never staying in one place for too long. The result is a wide-ranging body of work, not always still life, portraiture or landscape but often somewhere in between. His melding of art history and pop culture references with a classic glaze and scumble technique keeps his ever-changing process current, fresh and exciting. "My paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. The playful side of my work deals with the difference between a child's naivety and the desensitized view of an adult. Popular imagery, such as famous works of art or well-known photography floods our visual world and we lose our ability to separate the work from its cultural meaning. My intent is to explore this phenomenon and re-expose viewers to the images so they can open up and enjoy the work in a new way. "My serious side enjoys careful observation, allowing the viewer to see the beauty of simple things. The power of light and shade and the appeal of subtle and strong color relationships spark my enthusiasm for realism. The polar nature of the two approaches has provided an outlet for all of my artistic interest." Education: B.F.A. from the University of Utah in 2002 Helper Workshops, studying with David Dornan and Paul Davis
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