Landscape artist Ben-Christo creates panoramic earth-and-sky views in a steely monochrome palette.
Working mostly monochromatic, I aim to create a striking and simple impression of highly defined contrasts.
I work mainly on landscapes, particularly winter landscapes, as well as portrait and figurative art.
My preferred mediums are charcoal, graphite, and oils.
My process has evolved in a way that enables me to eliminate all unnecessary detail in a subject and focus on the essence of a landscape or portrait.
From a young age I have been drawn to art; however, it was when I started to travel to destinations such as Egypt, Morocco, Israel, and countries in Europe that I felt I had to capture my experiences and express what I am learning on this life’s journey through creating art.
I very much admire the following artists: Jeremy Lipking, Casey Baugh, Richard Schmid.