Region: MFA Annual
A painter by training, Benjamin Cabral makes work that is largely autobiographical, creating an honest yet inherently unreliable portrait of the artist. Cabral’s recent paintings are entirely encrusted with beads and rhinestones. These works are conceived digitally, and the pixels are then transferred to the panel through the meditative application of beads. These paintings examine the intersections of trauma and nostalgia, joy and sorrow, and the digital and the analog. Cabral also creates sculptural works intended to be static performers engaging with the viewer.