WOMAN FROM HIGH FASHION MAGAZINES ARE PAINTED WITH OILS ON LARGE HAND CARVED CARDBOARD. QUESNEL CREATES PARTICULARLY DETAILED BORDERS ON HIS PIECES OF ART TO RESEMBLE EARLY DECORATIVE FRAMES.
Quesnel purposely leaves out any of the materialistic items in order to question the importance of it. However, the viewer still know the figures in Quesnel’s girls series are living a lavish lifestyle even thought the materialistic items are not visible.
Ben Quesnel recently moved to Southern Connecticut to teach visual arts in the public school system. The income disparity between the economically “rich” and “poor” has never been more apparent to him than now. His most recent series of art is designed to capture the parallel existence of two separate worlds within one community. Provocative oil paintings are created on pieces of cardboard to communicate the juxtaposition between the economic classes that represent his daily experience.