Ben Blatt Custom Clutch
Only Until November 9th!
Ben Blatt lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Amherst, MA. He was born in Denver, Colorado and received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. He has exhibited in New York at White Columns, Half Gallery, Halsey Mckay, Phillips Contemporary, and Eric Firestone, at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI, and at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Blatt is an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ben Blatt employs the patient medium of watercolor and gouache to depict intricate renderings of struggles between natural and man-made forms. Blatt adapts the vast trove of art history to the hyper-speed of today. Using the precise detail of an engraver or miniaturist, his depictions of worlds within worlds are embedded with themes of mortality, regeneration, and technological artifice. The imagery examines the conflict between the western desire to master and control the natural world, with the eastern ideal of harmonious coexistence with nature. His virtuosic line-quality often depicts a botanical world run amok, as pools of color bleed through the hard lines of structure and form, pushing his microcosms to new chromatic extremes.
Each bag is 100% cotton canvas, if fully lined, and measures 12" x 6", with a brass ring and a leather tab.