Ben Aronson (born October 4, 1958) is an American painter busy in Massachusetts. His operate is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York, Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco, LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, and Alpha Gallery in Boston.
One of the strongest urban scene painters full of zip today, Aronson's painterly urban landscapes combine correct realism considering gestural immediacy and Abstract Expressionist energy. His perform has become influential among, and emulated by many contemporary cityscape painters. His paintings are included in the surviving collections of higher than fifty museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, MI, and the Suzhou Museum, Jiangsu Province, China, as with ease as numerous private and institutional collections.
"Aronson's luscious impastos depict Manhattan's skyscrapers and real canyons, Paris's stately buildings, and San Francisco's skyline with good dexterity", winning ovation as "...the genuine deal: the wealthy physicality of oil paint married to the mutable physics of perception".
In recent years his cityscapes have evolved to increase contemporary social realist themes "...in which Aronson moves the human figure from its lesser role within the larger urban landscape, into a full subject of its own. Echoing his dramatically lighted single object still lifes, the only figures have now taken their place on stage in imitation of equal poignancy." (Images/Nighthawks Series) Exhibits at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC ("Risk and Reward", 2010) and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Maine ("Aronson to Aronson", 2011) revealed a further emphasis upon social reality in a series of paintings subsequent to Wall Street themes exploring the contemporary world of huge business. His "... scenes of the New York Stock Exchange floor in particular manner one of the most energized and sophisticated brushes in the country. His high-contrast tones, boldly thick paint and slashing marks perfectly mirror the fast-moving, high-powered and high-tech world."
Donald Kuspit, professor of art chronicles and philosophy (Stony Brook University, Cornell) observes: "whatever social narrative is conveyed by Aronson's pictures, they are everything exquisitely painted and emotionally haunting. Aronson is a social realist, like Edward Hopper—but he's dealing in the reveal of a different [our current] social reality".