Ben Hecht’s art is a meditation on nature, yet his landscapes are surprisingly fresh and unusual. Hecht specializes in combining the ancient Roman art process of encaustic (beeswax) painting with contemporary methods and materials.
Hecht's work is at once literal and highly abstract. Through his use of aerial drones and unexpected combination of materials like beeswax and UV resin, Hecht is able to gain a perspective on the natural world that is immediate and recognizable yet foreign and mysterious.
"I want the viewer to feel at home looking at my work, but I want that homecoming to feel exhaulting and breathtaking. I want them to experience that same dynamic balance we feel when we are actually somewhere majestic in nature, where we feel both like a tiny speck, but quixotically crucial to something grand yet serene. I want someone to look on my art and evoke in them a sense of calm serenity at the magnificent violent grandeur of nature. Sure, it’s a lofty goal for an artis... READ MORE