The Art of Benjamin Vierling

by JL SchnabelPosted on

Drawing from myth, alchemical symbols and contemporary indie culture, artist Benjamin Vierling creates stunning still lives and portraits echoing a time long past. The works explore quiet moments in which a collection of items form a narrative; a still life of sliced open pomegranates freckled with insects such as a slender praying mantis, while a portrait of folk singer Joanna Newsom portrays her as an esteemed high priestess, balancing both the delicate nature of beauty in one hand with the sharp edged danger of a sickle in the other. This duality of potent magic and whimsical beauty converges in each ethereal composition. View more of the work below.

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