Ben Zawalich

b. 1984, Boston, USA

2012-2014 MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2010-2012 MFA Painting, Boston University, Boston, USA
2002-2006 BFA Printmaking, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA

Artist’s Statement

I have been working this past year with the idea of taking an image and pushing it through the different mediums available to me, in order to produce as many variations of that original image as possible. My drawings become prints, my prints become paintings, and those paintings are turned back into prints. The elements that remain constant in all those images begin to take on the appearance of a mythology, and the processes I use to make them puts enough distance between me and them, so that I can imagine that I don't know who made them or what they are about. My role then becomes that of an excavator who has to uncover and reassemble the work of multiple generations of a civilization that I have yet to learn about.

Recent Exhibitions

2012 Inside Out 2012, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China
2011 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, USA
2011 Arches Print Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, USA
2010 Kyoto Arts Festival, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan

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