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Previews: Ben Tolman – “New Drawings” @ Galerie LJ

On December 7th, Ben Tolman will be unveiling some of his latest works at Galerie LJ in Paris. The solo show will highlight the American artists hyper-detailed ink drawings that depict the density of urban sprawl with surreal elements mixed, sometimes with impossible architectural constructs (à la M.C. Escher). We have including the first intriguing new piece from the exhibition for you to enjoy leading up to the opening next month. Discuss Ben Tolman here.

Previews: Ben Tolman – “WELTSCHMERZ” @ Gallery Neptune and Brown

Gallery Neptune and Brown in Washington, DC, will be holding the opening reception (5-7pm) tomorrow night (January 28th) for Ben Tolman’s new solo show. Collectively entitled WELTSCHMERZ, or WORLD PAIN in German, the new detailed drawings (ink and gouache on paper) from the locally-based artist tries to draw attention to ideas like corporate greed, dirty politics, and poverty. The compositions and imagery seem to take influence from artists like Hieronymus Bosch and M.C. Escher and must be seen in person to fully appreciate. Discuss Ben Tolman here.

Art Focus: Ben Tolman

This week’s Art Focus highlights the meticulously detailed drawings of Ben Tolman and his surreal imagery. In some of his work (seen above), the Washington DC-based artist builds urban environments with a god-like eye as the viewer is able to take in the scene from a distance. More recently, he has been rendering some smaller, more abstract pieces that take things into the more improbable realm (seen below). These he has labeled the Sarajevo Drawings – soon to be exhibited at a yet to be disclosed location. Keep you eyes […]