Ben Georgia, City Lights III, 2009. Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
For painter Ben Georgia, abstraction offers the possibility of a fresh mode of communication. Georgia seeks a language that surpasses representation and the fleeting concerns of the moment, reaching towards expressing the emotional depths of human experience. Georgia writes, “I work to create something on the canvas which is not of this concrete, external world, and imaginary vision which I see from the start on the blank, white canvas and where the beauty and strength of the painting compensate for and counteract the tragedy and decay of life.”