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Ben Sack’s intricate drawings of port cities

Dec 06, 2014 | By Staff Writer

Artist Ben Sack’s recent drawings are inspired by the port cities he visited when he did an expedition around the globe from January to April 2014. His detailed pen and ink illustrations capture the unique intricacies of each visited cityscape. The overwhelming density and vastness of each city is depicted from a bird’s eye view. In some pieces, Sack combines different cityscapes and different perspectives within the same composition. This way, he reveals more of its nuances and details. In addition to geography, his drawings are also influenced by architecture, history, and classical music.

According to the Robert Fontaine Gallery where the artist is exhibiting his work, “Sack’s work explores architecture as a flexible medium capable of expressing the unique space between realism and abstraction; where interpretation and our ability to create meaning is in flux. Within this space, Sack, furnished with pen and ink, encapsulates both the infinite and infinitesimal. His work invites the eye to explore drawings of the “big picture,” to gaze into a kaleidoscope of histories and to look further into the elemental world of lines and dots.” 

To learn more about Ben Sack and his works, visit his website here.


Chronoglyph 1

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