Contact me

I am Estevan Carlos Benson —
an artist, technologist, and entrepreneur.

Artist :

In a traditional form, my practice has revolved around mixed media. I take this layering process into the digital media as well.

I gather visual references and metaphors in the form of videos, generative animations, video synthesis (OpenGL), and sound.

Outside of visual work you’ll find that I have also released a few albums over the years and won an interesting music remix contest.

Creative Developer:

My approach is self-initiated with a focus on researching innovative technologies outside and within the scope of the web. Technologies include: Javascript, Front-End Development, Wordpress, WebGL, Web-Audio, WebVR frameworks, audio synthesis, interactivity, new media, Processing, OpenGL, Max/MSP, audio engineering.

Entrepreneur:

See my project in development, WVFRM - A Music Training Resource.

Educational music material is heavily available online and no longer lives as passed down knowledge from elite engineers or songwriters. WVFRM aspires to organize that content and distribute it to musicians online.

Creative Coding

Generative Art/Creative Coding

Since 2013 I have invested a lot of research and hours into exploring creative uses of software programming using an assortment of interesting tools such as Max/MSP. The ability to visualize fascinating mathematical expressions through movement and shapes is something I find very inspiring.

This particular series of work using the language GLSL to present arithmetic expressions by manipulating meshes of simple 3D planes.

The intersection of art and technology

Poster Series

Graphic Design / Motion Design

This is an exploration of static design mixed with motion and video. Each "poster" combines the use of typography and subject matter. As a self-initiated experiment, it's aim is to find the tension between stillness and movement.

This series is being explored publicly on my art-focused Instagram profile. Eventually I plan on providing print versions of successful designs.

House of Cards

Graphic Design

This project was commissioned by the advocacy and "issues driven media company", ATTN. As a part of a promotion for season five of the Netflix show, "House of Cards", I was hired to create concept art for this campaign. The workflow and process used for this series involved a handful of mediums such as ink, digital editing, and xerox prints.

Ultimately the concept work was not used for their final ad campaign. I believe Netflix should hire me directly next time. Enjoy remnants of what could have been.