7 Artists Reinventing the Ancient Art of Mosaics (Artsy)

Rather than the traditional glass or stone, Lowder’s mosaics are composed of reclaimed wood, often sourced from barns, and metal signage—materials that reflect his Midwestern milieu. In some, bits of hand-lettered typography appear in a reorganized jumble. It’s like looking at an old country store through a kaleidoscope. And yet, references to religious icons and celestial phenomena suggest a sort of spiritual geometry, taking Lowder’s compositions beyond remixed Americana. They’re more reminiscent of the diagrams in illuminated medieval manuscripts.

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Artist breaks Advertising's spell with "Sacred Geometry" (Elephant Journal)

"The best art is channeled through people who can tap into what Carl Jung called 'collective unconscious.' This is also true of the best advertising and marketing efforts—something artist Benjamin Lowder is well aware of after years of working in the industry... The work in “Phoneme” is all about transmuting the old, outdated, and unsustainable messages from advertising into something that promotes abundance."  - Dustin Clendenen for Elephant Journal

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FULL VIDEO (YouTube): Artist Talk with Benjamin Lowder, 10/07/2017

 

Artist Talk with artist Benjamin Lowder, moderated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot at Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles California on October 7, 2017. Benjamin Lowder talks about the ideas and process behind his work in his solo exhibition, Phoneme", co-curated by Patti Astor, on display at Open Mind Art Space from October 7, 2017 through November 3, 2017.

Video by: Bryan Birdman Mier (Birdman Photos)

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Benjamin Lowder: Deconstructed Myth, Reconstructed Magic (Huffington Post)

"Exponentially greater than the sum of their parts, Benjamin Lowder’s reconfigurations of elements culled from vintage metal ads and reclaimed wood resemble mandalas, totems, and auric power portals. With a melancholy futurism and a sustainable-practice agenda, Lowder has been steadily exploring the universe of possibilities derived from this process..." - Shana Nys Dambrot, art critic and writer for The Huffington Post

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