art by benjamin harubin. text and art copyright benjamin harubin. posted in no particular order, from 1976 to the present. i have the capability to print the strictly digital works up to 40" with archival materials. some restrictions may apply.
contact email is bharubin provided by gmail with a com thrown in there for good measure. and a @, too.

click on pics to giganticize. dimensions are listed in order: horizontal, vertical, depth.











Saturday, March 27, 2021

A 21st Century Organic Artifacts Extraction Item Nos 6 - 23

 

A 21st Century Organic Artifacts Extraction Item Nos 6 - 23
benjamin harubin 2021
21" x 25" x 10"
objets trouvés, paint, plaster & paper


A 21st Century Organic Artifacts Extraction Item Nos 6 - 23

THAT FEELING WHEN SINGULARITY FOREVER

that Simulated Dream Sense (THE SENSE) Supersedes.

the goddess of small stuff (wrathful aspect)

 

the goddess of small stuff (wrathful aspect)
benjamin harubin 1996,2021
gallon paint can, paint, plastic, wood



the goddess of small stuff (wrathful aspect)
[detail]
benjamin harubin 1996,2021
gallon paint can, paint, plastic, wood

the goddess of small stuff (wrathful aspect)
[detail]
benjamin harubin 1996,2021
gallon paint can, paint, plastic, wood

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

YOU'LL BELIEVE IN ANYTHING



balance is the art of continuously falling
(YOU'LL BELIEVE IN ANYTHING)
a trip down future memory lane
(just believe in everything)
benjamin harubin 2020
17" x 16" x 11"
objets trouvés, acrylic paint, plaster & pencil 

 

Things that are just not so special anymore:

the earth, not the center of the solar system;

humans, cognitively, not the only animal to use tools and pass the mirror test;

humans, genetically, share 90% of our genes with a cat.

So, also, there's not a whole lot of difference between dreaming, fantasy, and rational thought.

You can construct your own island of insanity in a sea of junk science!

This is the dream we all dream of (oh, please!  oh, the jelly matrix!) 


(i spent most of 2020 working on just 5 pieces, most of which were started years ago, and this one is the first one of those that I'm posting.  more to come; i'm wrapping this all up before moving to a new special mode of working.)







 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Post Ironic Era Image OF Alien Deity

Post Ironic Era Image OF Alien Deity
benjamin harubin 2020
26" x 27" x 4"
acrylic & marker on paper on masonite


did the (G)god(s) make us or did we make the (G)god(s)? where did it start? where did you start? the aliens are already here. they never not been here. they will never be here. we are the aliens, speaking through thousands channels of information through allspace. new perspective is alien. each window a world. we are one and all.
(as if, identifying an advanced extraterrestrial species, we could understand anything about them. their jokes zipping lightspeed criss the sky whoosh.)
there's not a secret book with the alien revelation. it's in all the books. it's in the shape of the spaces between the lines, the voids like worms waving up and down the pages.  you can see the robots crawling through compression artifacts sometimes, unaware of an orthogonal existence.  let them be.   be still like professional wildlife shadow people photographer and make friends with the . 
   



Saturday, December 26, 2020

WATARU IN DOWNTOWN CENTRAL CELLULAR CITY
benjamin harubin 2020
  in silico collage

imagining new structures

karma/

instant karma/

constant karma: 

choices/experiences create guides/channels for more experiences/behaviors. 

help you're trapped in a tree trunk and the sap is diverging today.  








Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Beauty of the Commons



The Beauty of the Commons
benjamin harubin 2020
23" x 17" x 4"
acrylic on paper and wood

I've Got a Feeling. 
A Chaotic Vastness of Feelings. 
We are Trading them and sharing them in waves and waves. 
It's a bit Like an interconnected oscillatory set of Systems:
Shells within Shells of Organized structure. 
A Strange Great Beast.

Original Knowledge

Original Knowledge
benjamin harubin 2020
14" x 26"
acrylic and pyrotechnics on wood

wtf with the hate, haters?  for your survival, for survival of human species, maybe recognize that divergent opinions are merely individual vectors in a complex system. individually, too, building coalitions is more advantageous than snubbing potential allies.  ...and give what you can, because then you are owed advantage.  even paying it forward, anonymously, gains you environmental security.  might help the overall shipworthiness of the little multicellular blob you in.
 >>>anyway these perceived categories are such bullshit; left/right, capitalism/socialism/ communism, whatever.    we don't- we can't have a free market, yet the invisible hand concept is always present, in some way, as an aspect, as a functionality, everywhere, in the history of life, if not the universe.  and people been stinking commie sjw's since the cro magnon discovered weed, at least.  opposites are inextricably linked, different views of the same amoeba, yawn.  get with the program.  don't be racist, mkay?

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mostly Water

Mostly Water
benjamin harubin 2019
24" x 18"
acrylic on canvas
fuck yeah hydrodynamics

in future memory of Saint Quantum, who died/ will die/ never died (says i)/ is always dying  for our sims.