Awakening 3

Awakening

Piece description from the artist

A nude woman rises to greet the day, her back to the viewer, her front facing a flat colorful and mysterious space. The deliberate use of purple in this piece allows viewers to relate the work in a variety of ways due to its high degree of symbolism throughout the world – most commonly expressing feelings of mystery, spirituality, calmness, pride, peace wisdom and passion, among others.

Other works by Ben Kelley

About Ben Kelley

Saint Louis, MO

A St. Louis native, Ben's work has been featured locally, throughout various businesses, as well as internationally and most notably for his cover art published on a re-print of famed Dutch writer Nescio's Titaneller.

"I tend to get bored easily, so I like to mix things up and experiment with different ways to express an emotion or thought. Therefore, my work features a variety of creative elements including contrasting or abstracted hues, paint drips and splatters, an assortment of mediums, changes in technique including impasto and collage, or even handwritten compositions within a painting in order to better tell a story. As a result, my portfolio has become quite diverse with paintings that range in varying themes and style.

Exploring new forms of creative expression is what motivates me and is why I know that art is something I'll always have my hands in."

You can read more about Ben in the "St Louis Post Dispatch.":http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/home/made-in-st-louis-inspiring-paintings/article_44ec74e0-75a2-5126-8f51-5b042f21f6e2.html

See Ben's portfolio here
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