Ben K. Voss
My paintings bring together ideas of landscape, architecture, language, and time. Each painting is created without a plan and is loosely guided by a visual vocabulary I have been building since 2017. The space of the painting moves across the surface, suggesting on the one hand a literary space of reading and writing or that of a diagram, calendar, or film strip, and on the other hand a window to an abstracted terrain. This paradoxical relationship between the painting as a message and the painting as a world is integral to its ability to be in front of me as an object to pursue and explore.