BENITO RANGEL DE MARIA

Drawing from varied influences, I create contemporary compositions that examine the physical qualities of who we are, who we want to be, and how we want to be perceived. Through the act of mark making, I have developed a system of symbols that brand and reflect our desire to distinguish ourselves individually, yet be part of a larger group. My works incorporate varied media including graphite, oil, acrylic, wax, and watercolor. By creating large scale works that juxtapose our similarities and differences, I encourage the viewer to see beyond the limitations of the physical.