Benjamin Zellmer Bellas b. 1976

"I seek to understand the experience of understanding. Its cerebral sculpture, or lyric visual art, these gestures into the void. Simple is paired with complex, emotion with pure logic, synthesis with analysis, and each pairing against each other.”

Bellas unexpectedly relocates autobiographical moments of enmity, longing and uncomfortable honesty in banal visual forms through poetic narratives. By transforming everyday objects into sometimes-humorous icons of his most intimate life experiences, his work can be seen as a high-wire balancing act between intellect and emotion that manifests itself as a synthesis of the Humanities.