Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Storytellers Show. 11.11.11

The Storytellers show opens this week at the Strychnin Gallery, Berlin. New paintings will hang alongside works by Raf Veulemans, Saturno Butto, and Markus Poston.

The exhibition will showcase a series of artworks which inevitably present their beholders with narratives that frequently cause mixed feelings and which are often perceived differently by each individual. In many cases beauty, dismay and curiosity are terms that come up at the same time when the works of these visual storytellers are being discussed.

Interested collectors can now view the pre-sale listing at the Strychnin Gallery website


Opening reception on Friday, November 11, 2011. At 7 PM.

STRYCHNIN Gallery Berlin
Boxhagener Straße 36
10245 Berlin

For purchasing information, please contact the Strychnin Gallery.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Autumn exhibitions in Germany


Gli Amanti. 2011. 51 cm x 40.5 cm. Egg Tempera & Oil on Panel. 

New paintings will be on display this autumn at the ART.FAIR in Cologne, and then through December at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, for the Storytellers show.

The Art Fair exhibition runs from the 29th of October through the 1rst of November at the Staatenhaus am Rheinpark, Cologne. All new paintings will be displayed at the Strychnin Gallery booth along side works by artists Madeline von Foerster, Marina Bychkova, David Hochbaum, David Stoupakis, Daniel van Nes & others.  For more information please visit the ART.FAIR website.

The Storytellers show will feature new paintings from 2011 with thematically relevant works from the archives. A conjoined exhibition with Marcus Poston, Raf Veulemans, & Saturno Butto.  On display from November 11th through December 18th, 2011. Opening reception on November 11th. 7 PM. Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Interested collectors please contact the Strychnin Gallery

Monday, September 5, 2011

Exhbition of Alchemical Illustrations

Illustrations for various alchemical books will be on display at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle, Washington State, on September 10th and 11th, 2011.

Amongst other works, the original pen & ink illustrations for Jocus Severus will be shown, as well as the paintings used on the covers of the alchemy books by author Robert Allen Bartlett. All pieces displayed will be offered for sale.

The event takes place at the Seattle Center. For additional information please visit the EBC website.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mythos Exhibit

Valkyrie. 24" x 30" Egg Tempera & Oil on Panel .2011


July 8. 2011 - August 6. 2011

New Paintings by Benjamin A. Vierling
at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Exhibition with Madeline von Foerster

Opening reception on Friday, July 8th. 6-9 pm.

Bird with Ring. 8" x 8". Egg tempera & oil on panel. 2011

A myth tells an eternal story, a drama that is timeless because it is always happening. The tradition of classical painting provides forms that reflect these epic human experiences. The painter endeavors to depict the myth as a tangible point for contemplation. In the spirit of this pursuit, Vierling presents 6 unique visions. The structure of these compositions acknowledge centuries of painting, from the Renaissance to the Fin de siècle, but the inspiration comes from the mundane. Real subjects, intimately rendered, provide the foundation of a living Mythos.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Renoir by Vierling

Renoir Family Portrait.

Was a privilege and an honor to be commissioned to paint a portrait of Jhon Renoir and his two children, Renee and Alex. They are the direct descendants of the french impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and the filmmaker, Jean Renoir.

The portrait features the three living Renoirs under the benevolent visage of their illustrious ancestor's autoportrait. The setting is the interior of the Hiroshi House Recording Studios in Grass Valley, California, where Jhon and Alex produce exclusively analog albums for an international roster of music acts.

The painting was executed in egg tempera and oil paint on panel, and measures 32" x 42" (81 cm x 106 cm). It resides in the Renoir collection.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jocus Severus Book Release

The 5th of March will see the official release of Count Michael Maier's alchemical allegory, Jocus Severus, at the legendary Fields Book Store in San Francisco. The book is presented by the renown publishers of arcane esoterica, Ouroboros Press. The event begins at 8 pm. Fields Book Store is located at 1419 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Press Release states:

"Rendered from the original Latin of 1617 by Darius Klein this edition features original illustrative material by Artist Benjamin Vierling, including a folding plate depicting all the species of birds involved in the alchemical dialogue. As is the tradition at Ouroboros Press, the entire text has been reset with an eye to detail not common in contemporary publishing, where one often encounters poor facsimile reproductions. The book is issued in three formats including an Imperial Vellum edition. Hand bound with raised spine bands in full vellum with leather spine label, gilt title and device. Vellum headbands, marbled endsheets and a silk book marker complete this fine binding. [135 pages] aviary folding plate and illustrated with ornamental head and tail pieces."

For purchasing information, please contact Ouroboros Press.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Roq La Rue show announced

Very pleased to announce a collaborative exhibit this summer with my illustrious colleague, Madeline von Foerster at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

The show will feature all new paintings. Details forthcoming...