Examining the symbiotic relationship of objects and humans, artist Ben Finer presents a body of masterfully crafted work that longs for human interaction. His objects are static creatures until animated by human hand, body or mind, which in turn, redefines the person who engages them. Finer expounds: “We are surrounded by alien beings. We bring them into existence, invite them into our homes and without much pause develop full, lengthy and utterly substantial relationships with what might be considered foreign impenetrable objects.”
Ben Finer was raised in the rolling Green Mountains of Vermont. His youth was spent collecting rocks, bottles, bugs, snakes and bits of rusted metal he dug out of his back yard. He read comics. He ate bagels. He clawed at dirt. From 1998 to 2002 Ben attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting. In May 2009, he earned His Masters Degree from Parsons the New School for Design. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and continues to claw at dirt when he finds opportunity.