Ben is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. Through his work, he seeks to understand the relationship between place and identity through explorations of trauma and struggle. His art employs multiple approaches, while thematically exploring the role of narrative in the construction of the physical and emotional spaces of our lives.
Grounded in his experience of mental illness and disability, as well as his lineage from Holocaust survivors, his practice is defined by a need to express, direct, and come into dialogue with creative desire, emotional struggle, and perceptual exploration. Through his art, he examines notions of solitude and despair, alienation and temporality, mythology and the politics of the quotidian – ultimately providing a visual language that gives meaningful expression to the difficulties we face as human beings.