We had the good fortune of connecting with Benjamin Rebs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Benjamin, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am Benjamin Rebs and I am from Grand Terrace CA, when I was in highschool I had an art teacher with red hair who I had for 2 semesters for 1 period and the 3rd year i had her for 3 electives so i sat in the classroom for 3 hours every day to draw while the other periods left and entered her art class each period. She helped reignite my passion for art. She helped me to think out of the box and express my ideas while remaining within the rules of the certain art styles she was showing me. Its come to impact my art in ways I could never imagine. My ability to think about the box that she helped me learn has caused to me start experimenting and developing my own art style, an art style that is ever flowing and keeps the viewer entertained and in love with the pieces. My relationship and my love for art which my teacher helped me find is expressed in every stroke I take of my pen and each intricate nick and detail in my artwork is all an expression of my love for the artwork because of how it allows me to express my truest emotions in forms of abstract shapes and colors that entrap the viewer in whatever emotions I am feeling when I create my pieces. My background and love for art has shaped me into an artist who has an ever growing desire to continue learning new things in art and sharing it with the people I love and care for as well as all my viewers as an artist too.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Right now I am at the very beginning of my art career and its already going so fast with how many interviews Ive been participating in and how many galleries are already accepting my artwork! The difference between my artwork and others, My artwork has a life force to it and an unpredictability to it that keeps the viewer entrapped in designs and patterns that flow continuously in a way that keeps the viewer satisfied with layer under layer of instant gratification that develops an overall satisfaction for the viewer for a long time rather than a short time. Basically I layer tons of detail in my pieces but in the way I draw my pieces I draw it in a way to where as if the viewer is to even just glance at it they would see something they like. If they’re the type who doesnt prefer to glance and finds enjoyment in analyzing each detail I also make the simple abstract designs very intricate small and detailed to also attest to that flavor of an audience as well. My artwork is different from others because unlike most art forms that have rules and criteria to meet an art style or movement. its a style that expresses equality of everybody because anybody can look at my abstract piece and every single person I ask will tell you something different they see or something different that reminds them of something. this expresses equality in the concept of everybody sees what they want to see and nobody can take that away from you.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
well a good time with any type of friend i’ve had in the past would either be an intense gaming night filled with junk food chips soda blankets and all the prepratory items we need to hold the fort and get our game on! we always got along online and had great times and some of the best and most secure friendships ive ever had have been through online gaming. its just weird the feeling but cool at the same time to be able to connect on a such a close level with somebody thousands of miles away. Who would’ve thought technology would have got this far am I right? One of the nicest places I attended on my deployment to japan was a beachside restaurant where I ate Mexican Pizza, didn’t know that was a thing up until that point. but it was followed by a trip to a nearby coral beach where me and my friend gus who had taken me out on a date to make me feel better after a girl stood me up, go figure. It was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me out of the kindness of their heart and that is one place I will always remember the most but idk if i will ever get to see that place again, well you know… because of the location.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
If I were to sit down and recollect and name every person who has ever helped me we would be here all day. The few that stand out the most are my Father and Mother Marc and Jennifer Rebs. The next I would shout out would have to be my very supportive and helpful agent and artist too Bianca Turner. Bianca Turner has helped me audition for countless auditions, she talks very highly of me to other galleries and art critics to see where I reside in the Art community. I am very thankful for my mother and father for being some of my first loyal clients and art collectors and I appreciate everything they do to support my art career and my passions. I have many friends I can name that I know for sure will be there to support me and the artwork that I produce. Those people are, Justin Wilson, Sibel Uzun, my girlfriend Briana, Avery Kollatz, Chris Woodham, Kyle Gustafson, and many many more every day and I am so thankful for all of the support
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