Acrylic, Silkscreen, and Oil on Panel
12 x 9 inches
Ben Boothby’s paintings are built entirely from memories of architectural moments.
They are mnemonic structures; holding a multitude of overlapping memories from that space. Memory is constructed with layers of spatial ambiguities, shifting degrees of focus, and scattered truths.
Gestural splatters and hard edged abstraction are combined to create a complex puzzle.
The goal is to capture the pulsation of memory vibrating in self-contradictions.
Ben Boothby, a Maine native, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. His paintings have been exhibited in NYC, nationally, and in Europe. He received his BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1997. He earned his MFA from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2011. In the 14 years between degrees he lived in Maine, DC, Iceland, and Oakland. From his studio in Bushwick, Ben teaches abstract painting online for the Graduate School of Fine Art at AAU.