ben gancsos

“My paintings are always made from life. I feel like when you paint someone and they’re sitting right in front of you, it’s a very intimate encounter because you get to know them deeply. You’re focusing on every part of their skin, the tonalities of their flesh, and it requires trust on both sides in some ways for somebody to sit for you to paint them for so long.” —Aliza Nisenbaum

[Visitors look at Latin Runners Club (2016) on view in the 2017 Biennial. Photograph by Ben Gancsos]