Oil on Canvas
24 x 36 in
Known for his scientifically-surreal aesthetic, Howe has developed a method of image making that is
at once hyper-realistic yet deeply concerned with the poetics of form and symbolism.
Using elements of documentation and a great emphasis on the transformative process of making,
Howe’s ambiguous paintings are mostly derived from preliminary explorations in other media such
as sculpture or sequential footage.
Ben’s work investigates the evolving relationship between the body and its surroundings and the
imagined spaces that we create. The paintings take the form of hyper-real landscapes, recomposed
interiors, deconstructed sculptures and surrealist compositions; informed by intricate miniature
dioramas, corrupted sculptures or the re-alignment of geographical locators to reflect an underlying
Ben uses elements of hyper-realism, symbolism and a fluid interpretation of geography to create a
poetic and simple imagery which utilizes elements of documentation, sequential footage and