Archive of Author | Benjamin A. Vierling

Benjamin A. Vierling is known for his diversely applied renderings of arcane subjects. Born in 1974, he developed an affinity with the fine arts during his childhood in San Francisco, and has studied independently in the United States and in Europe. Using predominantly a 15th century technique of mixing egg tempera & oil pigments, his work exalts the aesthetic ideal that art has the ability to unify disparate paradigms. Mythical references are integrated with contemporary subjects to bridge the timeless with the ephemeral in his iconic compositions. Vierling’s paintings are exhibited internationally, most recently in New York, Cologne, Berlin and Seattle. His emblematic imagery has appeared on numerous book and album covers, including Daniel Schulke’s Veneficium, and Joanna Newsom’s acclaimed record, Ys.

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Articles with Benjamin A. Vierling


The Mystic Heart

Benjamin A. Vierling is an American artist who is widely respected for his trademark rendering of arcane mysticism. Using predominantly a 15th century technique of mixing egg tempera & oil pigments, his work exalts the aesthetic ideal that art has the ability to unify disparate paradigms. Mythical references are integrated with contemporary subjects to bridge the timeless with the ephemeral in his iconic compositions. In this exclusive interview, he talks about the symbolism and meanings of the heart in his work.