Banjamin Sack’s complex drawings of cityscapes
Painstaking would be an understatement when used to describe the amount of effort and precision artist Benjamin Sack puts into creating each piece of work. His signature cityscapes are drawn with such extraordinarily complex detail that it is almost impossible to fully grasp the amount of focus and control the artist possesses when crafting each sketch. His cityscapes also include a myriad of miniature buildings- some of which are iconic landmarks of cities.
In his most recent solo exhibition, Sack’s works loosely corresponded to the four movements of Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony. “The overarching theme of this ‘symphony,’ Sack says, “is the hero’s journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic.” It is also fascinating how Sack blends his cityscapes with the shapes of familiar or recognizable paintings such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Learn more about Benjamin Sack here.