Benjamin Passione, Untitled
My pictures are the curious examples of an attempt at sincerity. Although the process to capture the feeling is inadequate, it is always worth the attempt.
Swirls of luminous shapes and painterly applications of bright color seem to arc up and around, like leaves caught in a gust of wind, a grand gesture of energy. At the same time, an expanse of space seems to open at left, a large void described by subtle shades of warm white paint.
Raised in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, Passione developed an interest in art at an early age and drew as a child. He attended life-drawing classes as part of Moore College of Art & Design's Summer High School Program. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with Jan Baltzell, Bill Scott, and Michael Gallagher. He is the recipient of the Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship and the Cuff/Sammak Prize for Abstract Painting.