Holding the Rope, 2010
Blood Brothers’ Union, 2011
Modern Antique, (Motorhead), 2011
Reaper in Gold Shoes, 2011
Christmas Dinner, 2011
Everybody’s Working For The Weekend, 2011
Ice Man, 2011
The Escape, 2010
In The Tank, 2010
My compositions feature unusual or fantastical settings inhabited by ominous characters depicted in a flat and decorative style. My bold, and often symmetrical, drawings offer a plane of floating heads, half-skinned snakes, and bodiless arms. Building a personal vocabulary with such imagery recalls for me the tension of an early, crude Mickey Mouse cartoon, or a misplaced folk sculpture standing eerily on a dusty shelf. The creation of a familiar but askew world — the sensation of the unheimlich – is what fuels my work.
About the Artist
Pennsylvania born artist Benjamin Edmiston lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple Univesrity, and anticpates completing his MFA from Brooklyn College in 2012. He works in drawing, illustration, screen print, collage and mixed media painting.