Ben Willis' latest body of work is an exercise in giving a third dimension to what typically has two.
Carved panels, acrylic paint, holographic vinyl, glitter, pearlescent pigments, and many layers of poured resin provide the viewer with more than they typically see when looking at a painting on the wall.
This third dimension, while less than an inch thick, blurs the line between painting and sculpture, and it's where Willis spends hours testing the limits of his materials and abilities.
WAVY, at Stephanie Chefas Projects, 2021
UNT Lecture, 2018
OPP Interviews Ben Willis, 2017