J. Ben Moss lives and works in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has exhibited in group exhibitions throughout the Ark-La-Tex region, including Gallery 26 in Little Rock, Artspace and Minicine in Shreveport, LA and numerous live painting exhibitions in Dallas with the ArtLoveMagic nonprofit arts organization. He received his BA from Northwestern State University and is currently in his thesis rotation for his MLA at Louisiana State University Shreveport.
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“In my art, I have always sought the synthesis between”high” and “low” art forms. I strive to create a sort of new expression, informed by the visual language of comics/street art and the raw emotional power of expressionism. My style is influenced by a diverse range of artists, from Jack Kirby, Pollock and Picasso to contemporary painters like Galen Cheney and Mike Stern.
Beyond my natural compulsion to make images and artistic influences, my work is simply an act of rebellion. I want my work to strike against a culture that tells us none of us are all that special.
It is my desire to break apart and examine our unconscious, assumed notions of interpersonal politics and gender roles… by kicking the viewer’s eyeballs in the groin. My goal is to produce work that is visually arresting, so the viewer can connect with the act of rebellion that the work advances.”
Mr. Moss’s street art process was recently the subject of the award-winning documentary, “Spray.”
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