Painter Ben Aronson (b. 1958, Boston, Massachusetts) synthesizes the gestural energy of emotionally charged abstract expressionist brushwork with the observational precision of contemporary realism. Building from studies created en plein air, Aronson’s specificity and attention to light and shadow transport his viewer to a precise location and moment in time. Foundational to Aronson’s work is his innate ability to capture light and the ways in which light varies between and within the cities he visits. As with his influences Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud, Aronson’s painterly texture, lush color palette, and aerial perspectives create a palpable sense of his landscapes without sacrificing their stunning geometric compositions.