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Vision and Visionaries

Vision and Visionaries

 “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift  

In Mr Benjamin F Cruz’s paintings, familiar landscapes morph into surreal worlds on canvas.

In Vision and Visionaries, realistic-abstract painting techniques convey the distorted images of real-life objects and actual locations which are layered with depictions from a different realm.

Sentosa Cable Car
Sentosa Cable Car
Benjamin F Cruz

Sago Lane
Sago Lane
Benjamin F Cruz

Mr Cruz’s play on dimensionality and layering invites the viewers to familiar yet strange surroundings. Swirled up in a mix of colours, shapes and lines we see common landmarks and objects, and human forms.

Viewers are invited to step away from reality and dive into wondrous imaginary worlds.

About the artist

Mr Benjamin F Cruz is the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year (POY), Singapore winner (Established Artist category) for his painting titled Building ….

Born in 1954, Mr Cruz is a multi-award winning visual artist both in the Philippines and Singapore. He has a degree in advertising and pursued painting alongside a career in graphic design. His achievements include five commendations in previous UOB POY competitions.
Now retired from the advertising world, he is painting full-time and is currently focused on creating realistic-abstract art.