Ben Wolf Noam is making charcoal drawings on cardboard, inspired New Objectivity artists Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz. The artist draws parallels between the pre-fascist period and our current political climate and documents his own individual perspective in these uncertain times. Recent work draws inspiration from cubism, especially works by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso while at the same time referencing recent political events and demonstrations.
Ben Wolf Noam was born in Cambridge, MA, in 1987, and received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Recent shows include: The Breeder Residency Program (Athens), Suzanne Geiss Co. (New York), Museo di Capodimonte (Naples, Italy), Martos Gallery (Los Angeles), Hooper Projects (Los Angeles), Metropolitan Art Society (Beirut, Lebanon), HUS Gallery (London, England), Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy), and others. He has had performances commissioned PS1 MoMA and Night Gallery. Ben Wolf Noam’s visual, curatorial, and performative work has been presented in The Observer, Vice, T Magazine, ArtFCity, Art in America, Artforum, Nylon, Purple Magazine and many others.