NathanielBenjamin

Handmade prints and paintings by Nathaniel Benjamin

Reno, Nevada | 39 Sales

NathanielBenjamin

Handmade prints and paintings by Nathaniel Benjamin

Reno, Nevada 39 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Spreading creativity by hand

For me, art is a passion as well as a tool for interpreting the world. In college I took a shot at graphic design but didn't like how disconnected I always felt making things on a screen. It challenged my head but didn't teach my hands anything.

Then I discovered printmaking. I loved how it combined the graphic arts with what had originally inspired me to start making things as a kid.

Printmaking has everything I need from a process. It's super hands-on; nothing else feels like carving into a piece of linoleum or wood. Making a print involves multiple steps, giving me plenty of time to sit and contemplate, allowing me to work my chaotic unconscious into a coherent composition. The image evolves and slowly the parts flow together into an expressive story.

In the end, that's what it's about for me. I love watching the image change as I interpret the characters in it, gradually discovering what they mean to me. For me it's essential to be directly, physically involved from the conception of the idea all the way through making the print.

I do what I do in order to spread creativity and share my experiences. If you have any questions about my process or myself, please send me a message. Until then, keep on creating!

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  • Nathaniel Benjamin

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    I make artwork with the belief that creativity spreads. I want people to express themselves with their own unique voices and expand our collective visual language. We can grow by seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Art can make that happen!

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