Benaiah Cusack

Benaiah Cusack



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Benaiah Cusack is a contemporary landscape painter of Indianapolis who emerged on the art scene in 2012.  His surreal and abstract paintings embody dramatic color, texture, mixed media elements and his unique view of nature, fantasy and the mystical.“I paint to document my inner life, impressions, and attempt to capture the fragments of beauty and melancholy from nature.   When I start a painting, I escape into another world.  I don’t usually know where the destination will take me.   The painting process is a journey that navigates me into the framework of my canvas.  Biomorphic shapes and paint splatters start the process.  Then I add layer-upon-layer of paint and texture, and eventually the piece starts to take shape.   Through my art, I want to transport the viewer into a surreal landscape where the mundane world disappears, lifting a veil and revealing a dramatic visual story.  I hope that my paintings can open a window into a new environment that creates metaphors for life or sparks the imagination.”