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September Spotlight: Ben Sapia

September 5, 2018



Ben Sapia lives in Chicago, Illinois and has been an OPAL Artist Member for over a year. Ben has been creating art since 1974 and works primarily with pencil, watercolor and oil.


Share a little about yourself, your ideas, and process. How did you approach your work? What motivates you as an artist? Are your passions or interests reflected in your work? 


I've always been fascinated by the work of Salvador Dali and his talent for creating double images, which is why many of my paintings are double images. I also admire Dali's adherence to painting in the tradition of the Old Masters and by using his book "50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship" I am gradually learning his technique.


Describe the work you will be sharing in this exhibit. Is it a new series? Are you exploring a medium, theme or subject? Do you have a title for this body of work?


Surrealistic paintings and drawings that I haven't exhibited at OPAL.



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