Nordic Star, 2019

by Ben Bauer (b. 1980)

Oil on aluminum board
32 x 36 inches
Signed lower left: BEN BAUER / 2019; on verso: BUFFAL [sic] COUNTY NORDIC STAR / 32” x 36” – OIL ON ALM PANEL / BEN BAUER - 2019

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Provenance

The artist

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, New York, New York, from above

 

Exhibited

Online, 9th Annual PleinAir Salon, September 2020 (Honorable Mention prize)

 

Literature

Natasha Gural, “The ‘Mind’s Eye’ Opens In Sublime Landscapes Of Ben Bauer, Elegantly Capturing Light Playing In Darkness,” Forbes, August 22, 2019.

PleinAir magazine, 2020

 

Note: This work was painted in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The artist comments:

For the Nordic Star piece, I went on a photo run with a friend who lives in Wisconsin. We saw a lot of the barns that were weathered and the landscape is very different than where I am. It’s very hilly and very gnarly, in a way...A place we passed was wind-blown and it was snowing when I took the photo for reference. The challenge for me in the paining was to get those two white barns with the paneling to look weathered. When I was developing that painting, a lot of different layers would play into each other. I was playing back and forth until things looked like they have that inherent texture.[1]



[1] Natasha Gural, “The ‘Mind’s Eye’ Opens In Sublime Landscapes Of Ben Bauer, Elegantly Capturing Light Playing In Darkness,” Forbes, August 22, 2019, https://www.forbes.com/sites/natashagural/2019/08/22/the-minds-eye-opens-in-mesmerizing-landscapes-of-ben-bauer-elegantly-capturing-light-playing-in-darkness/?sh=5b17ef557954.

 

 

 

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