Ben Grasso’s recent work of oil on canvas and charcoal on paper is all about explosion. Houses erupt, missiles hit gas stations, fragments of wood are like confetti against the blue sky. Grasso’s paintings are colourful, with backgrounds that are almost cheerful in the face of disaster. His charcoal drawings are large and expressive and have an old-fashioned newspaper feel to them. Action movie or imminent danger? All we can be sure of is that Grasso’s work has impact. And plenty of it.
Artist: Ben Grasso