Cardboard Series by Ben Quesnel

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.10265569_487009704732424_7741061104187212734_o63-742x1024 67941_487309268035801_1767639087809044483_n 10174928_487309161369145_7963722190625745780_n 10245288_487309324702462_89551154520629402_n 10304773_502531913180203_5024070301734747142_n 1511346_487309434702451_4209989473773908850_n 1911758_575177975915596_6341572912138838926_n 10714005_556293607804033_4179100245320461313_o

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.

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