Benjamin Cabral

Region: Midwest

A painter by training, Benjamin Cabral makes work that is largely autobiographical, creating an honest yet inherently unreliable self-portrait. Cabral’s recent paintings are entirely encrusted with beads and rhinestones. They are conceived digitally, and the pixels are then transferred to the panel through a meditative application of beads. These works 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.