About the art(ist)

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Ben Patterson was born in the suburbs of Mesa, Arizona and is currently residing & working as a full time artist in Portland, Oregon.

Patterson's work focuses on bizarre birdhouses with graffiti animals & characters posed in surreal ambiguous settings. Patterson draws from experiences and the environment while also influenced by contradictions and norms. He loves to paint his subjects posed at a turning moment as if they were caught in the middle of a decision. Patterson is also enamored with merging many disparate elements into one balanced scene, such as his often blank backdrops with the refined forefront imagery. Patterson's unique vagueness and imaginative representations emphasize the importance of adaptation and change.

“Look to the streets, to the walls and the alleyways to see how we are doing - Don't look to the news, the television, or even our 'elected' officials for the truth.”