Surreal Paintings of Ben Sanders Featured in ‘I Come to the Garden Alone’

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Ben Sanders crafts acrylic and oil paintings on panel with a texture and sensibility that exist far outside of convention. His new show at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles, titled “I Come to the Garden Alone” collects works created over the past two years. Giving life to everyday objects, the artist is able to construct narratives that both autobiographical and universal.


“Sanders explores internalized fears, spirituality, and the human condition through a series of works on paper and paintings executed over the past two years,” a statement says. “The paintings stem from the works on paper, which Sanders creates while sitting in church. Many depict personified characters, insects or cheap plastic Teleflora vases (an object that Sanders obsessively collects from thrift stores). Sanders places these characters into narrative and surreal settings.

The show runs through April 14 at the gallery. See more of its works below.

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