Ben Casiano, Stratford Member Since December 2011 Artist Statement Benjamin Casiano • Born in the New York City • BFA graduate from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY • Board member at the Stamford Art Association • Resident of Stratford CT
Influence: Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and Lempicka Movement: Abstract Expressionism and Cubism
Benjamin Casiano is originally an art director/graphic designer by profession but always painted throughout his entire life. His style has gone from photorealism to cubism but it was the abstract expressionist movement that had the most profound effect on where his prolific work is today.
Currently painting in acrylics on canvas and mix medium, he minimize the amount of color predominating the variation of form making his work largely confine to a periphery motif. Using geometric form, abstract takes a monochromic effect with loose brushstroke technique that creates a form of expressionism.
Constantly utilizes & imparts tones with rich textures, he creates a intense definition. By doing so he improves & refines his minimalistic approach, executing with a meticulous eye, balancing a dramatic presence beyond it's initial appearance. This approach takes his amorphous shape in a coalesce of a portal that becomes a metaphor to his subconscious of love, passion & mystery.
Galleries, Exhibits and Awards • The Westport River Art Gallery in CT. 2010 - Present • Awarded first place at The Firehouse Art Gallery in Milford CT. Oct 2010 • SoBoBo Art Gallery Milford CT. 2011- Present • Stamford Art Association CT. 2011 • Hispanic Month Art Exhibition at City Hall Annex, (City Lights Art Gallery) Bridgeport, CT 2011 • Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition at Cartus Corporation, Danbury CT. 2011 • The Greater Stamford Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Stamford Hispanic Business Expo 2011 • Villa Gourmet in MIlford CT. 2011 - Present