About The Artist
Born in 1954, Mr Benjamin F Cruz is a multi-award winning visual artist both in the Philippines and Singapore; including 2015 UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore winner (Established Artist category). In his paintings, familiar landscapes morph into surreal worlds on canvas. The realistic-abstract painting techniques convey the distorted images of real-life objects and actual locations, which are layered with depictions from a different realm. 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 of his paintings.