Benjamin Jancewicz is a Baltimore, Maryland based visual artist whose work is shown in galleries, cafes and homes around the United States and Canada. He joins a cadre of creatives pioneering the vector technique. Trained in several traditional art forms, including photography, screenprinting, sculpture and painting, Benjamin has found vector art to be a fulfilling and exciting new manifestation of his creative vision. As a vector artist, he uses the emerging form to create compelling pieces that share stories and inspire action.
His first full collection using the technique, the Who Said What Show, is a constantly growing set of pieces that engage the audience in the work’s creation as well as consumption. People from all walks of life submit powerful quotes from icons that range from the popular to the obscure. Thus begins a painstaking process of research, drawing and design that results in a hauntingly beautiful vector portrait. The final piece features a rare image of the quote’s author and the quote itself, written using the fonts of emerging and often unknown typographers.
The collection has been both a critical and commercial success, resulting in over 50 showings, private purchases, and high demand as demonstrated by the continued submission of new quotes from people all around the world. It has also inspired subsequent collections, including Benjamin’s upcoming work “The Robots Are Coming”.
Benjamin’s experimentation with vector art began in college with a rendering of the Biblical story of Dina and Shechem, reimagined as a tragic, cross-cultural love story. Despite his immediate attachment to the technique, this most recent phase of Benjamin’s artistry comes after over a decade of creative work in other genres.
He and his wife, best friend & business partner, Tamika, are the founders of their design agency Zerflin, and are parents to two wonderful children, Nya and Arion.