Illustrations and Paintings by Benjamin Edmiston

Benjamin Edmiston is an upcoming artist, Pennsylvanian-born, who is definitely one you should keep your eye on. He uses multiple medias, including painting, drawing, and silk-screening, an all round talent.

“My compositions feature unusual or fantastical settings inhabited by ominous characters depicted in a flat and decorative style. My bold, and often symmetrical, drawings offer a plane of floating heads, half-skinned snakes, and bodiless arms. Building a personal vocabulary with such imagery recalls for me the tension of an early, crude Mickey Mouse cartoon, or a misplaced folk sculpture standing eerily on a dusty shelf. The creation of a familiar but askew world — the sensation of the unheimlich is what fuels my work.”