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Ben Rosecrans

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prouned.4, 2012 Mixed Media 30 X35" © 2012
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prouned.10, 2015 Mixed Media 30x35x10" © 2015
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archisuture.7, 2015 Mixed Media 10x14x36" © 2015
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archisuture.5, 2015 Mixed Media 48x120x36" © 2015
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untitled, 2015 Mixed Media 25x40x6" © 2015
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intervene.2, 2015 Mixed Media 30x108x30" © 2015
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pkd made me do it, 2016
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prouned.11, 2015 Mixed Media 40x60x14" © 2015
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juhks.1, 2016 Mixed Media 19x55.5x4" © 2016
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intervene.2, 2015 Wood 30x108x30" © 2015
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paraspace.1, 2017 Acrylic Paint, Enamel Paint, Gouache Paint, Ink, Paper, Vellum, Nails, And Wood On Wood Panel 35x40x3" © 2017
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the left shadow, 2017 Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Flock, And Plaster On Wood Panel 25x48x2" © 2017
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ignorance, 2017 Wood And Acrylic Paint 20x40x20" © 2017
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chronotope.6, 2017 Wood, Tape, Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, And Ink 14x15" © 2017
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juhks.4, 2016 Wood, Vellum, Corrogated Plastic, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, And Flocking Fiber 27x41x10" © 2016
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bliss, 2017 Wood, Acrylic Paint, Ribbon, Chalk, And Mylar Balloon 12x60x24" © 2017
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paraspace.2, 2017 Flock Fibers, Ink, Matte Medium, Gouache Paint, And Vellum In Wood Frame 26.5x39x4" © 2017
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feylyer.1, 2016 Wood, Acrylic Paint, Tape, Plaster, Flock Fibers, And Video Game Button 12x43x16"
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feeler.2, 2016 Wood, Metal Chain, Wood Handle, Metal Hinge, Paper, And Foam 12x34x3.5" © 2016
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chronotope.3, 2016 Gouache On Paper 8x12" © 2016
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chronotope.4, 2016 Gouache On Paper 8x12" © 2016
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the right shadow, 2017 Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Wood, Thread, And Flock Fibers 27x48x15" © 2017
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chrono.9 (rbf), 2018 Ink, Gouache, Spray Paint, And Tape On Wood 15x14" © 2018
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redacted.1, 2018 Ink, Enamel Paint, And Sharpie On Paper 13x19" © 2018
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redacted.2, 2018 Ink, Paint Pen, Paper, And Sharpie Marker On Paper 12.5x19" © 2018
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constant course correction 1, 2017 Wood 23x30x34" © 2017
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chrono.11 (Patron Saint of O's), 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Gouache, And Gold Leaf On Wood 24x24" © 2018
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redacted.3, 2018 Ink, Gouache, And Sharpie On Paper 15x22" © 2018
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redacted.4, 2018 Ink, Gouache, And Sharpie On Paer 22x15" © 2018
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chrono.10 (self-love), 2018 Ink, Acrylic, And Gouache On Wood 24x24" © 2018
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Vancouver, WA
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Sandy Hook, CT
Works in
Farmington, CT
Schools
University of Wisconsin - Madision, 2010, M.F.A. - Painting
Northern Illinios University, 2006, B.F.A. in Painting
Full Sail Univerity, 1998, Associate of Science - 2D/3D Design/Animation
Tags
mixed-media, installation
Statement

Currently I am working on two bodies of work.  One is based on my interest in line.  I use line and organic shapes to create abstract geometric drawings with ink, gouache, and flocking fibers. In addition to the drawings I also use wood to create sculptures created out of line that hang on the wall.  The resulting pieces are rooted in mapmaking, material relationships, and dimensional investigation.  The use of various styles of line allows me to explore my fascination with the in-between which creates a dialogue between the work, the wall, and the space around them.  I am interested in the relationship between the viewer and the space they must occupy to experience the work, where two-dimensional stops and three-dimensional starts, and how the object or picture plane can be altered to confuse or obstruct the traditional viewing experience.  

The second body of work is based on the idea of a chronotope or “time-space.”  I use ink, various types of paint, and wood to produce drawings and paintings based on myself and stories of my past.  The chronotope is rooted in how I can execute the concept of time thickening and becoming artistically visible.  To help visualize this concept I am also considering how various dimensions and our choices and personality effect the way we see and interpret an image.  

I want to use these ideas as a point of departure that eventually yield objects and images that are at once familiar and strange reconfigurations of their sources.  The resulting works will play off the tension that arises from both improvised and intentional integrations and clashes of diverse materials.