Ben Workman, aka Jumper Maybach was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1963. He knew something special had taken place when his grandfather applied a white face on him the first time. It was then, within an instant that Jumper was born.
However, it wasn’t until a religious experience during a painful time in Jumper’s life which enabled his vision to fully take shape. Ben believes it is a person’s traumas that define the individual. He releases his joys and pain into his artwork, and thus becomes the storyteller of the creation. Jumper’s techniques are self-taught through intense experimentation leading to an end result: unique and representative of the artist. It’s about understanding love, peace and the ultimate healthy transformation of an individual.
The art is a constant evolution of color and complete abandonment of the paint. It is an unplanned performance that creates the extraordinary works. The complexity within his art comes from within. Jumper is unashamed to teach the world a lesson in compassion. His art is a beacon for ending hate, bullying and intolerance in the world.
Not long after Jumper began his career as an artist, he started to receive national and international recognition for his work. In 2013, Ben Workman held his first gallery show, which ultimately led to to him visiting Art Dubai. It was there that the Artist received a documentary film deal and was dubbed the Jackson Pollock of the 21st century.
Shortly after Art Dubai, Jumper had the opportunity to exhibit 39 large important pieces of work in Venice, Italy in his largest exhibition to date. He created and curated a Venice series specifically for the show which also included a screening of the trailer to his documentary “The Jumper Maybach Story”. Another momentous career moment occurred when Jumper was invited to exhibit his art at the Gallerie Du Louvre.
Jumper appreciates the opportunities he has been given and takes time to give back to multiple organizations around the country through both financial and artistic contributions. He and his partner David actively support GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, AIDS Foundation Houston and the Trevor Project in addition to many other local and national charities.
For 2018, the coming decade, and for as long as he actively can with his artistic voice, Jumper will pursue his mission of ending hate, bullying and intolerance through his extraordinary talent.
Jumper Maybach Exhibition Highlights (Partial List)
October 2017 - “Clownoween” Exhibition 2017, Houston
March 2017 - “Darkness to Light” Exhibition
January 30, 2016 – "Artopia" at Winter Street Studios (Houston) - Hosted by Houston Press
January 24, 2015 – "Artopia" at Winter Street Studios (Houston) - Hosted by Houston Press
June 10, 2014 –“Jumper Maybach Italia 2014” at Museo Nazionale Villa Pisani – Venice, Italy. Curator: Dr. Bruno Francisci
January 21, 2014 – “Vienna Travelgallery”, Vienna (Austria) – Coordinator: Christine Cezanne-Thomas
December 20, 2014 – “Art in Centro” Bergamo (Italy) – Coordinator: Ms. Sandra Gonzalez
November 30, 2013 –Jumper Maybach® Holiday Spectacular – Aurora Street Studio
November 15, 2013 – “Gallery Kunst aan de Kade” DELFT, Netherlands –Coordinator Bikkel.
October 5, 2013 –Chateau de l’Epinay (Epinay Castle), Dolus le Sec (France) – Coordinator: Mr. Jean Fourton
September 14, 2013 – “Clowntinuum” by Jumper Maybach® - Aurora Street Studios
September 1, 2013 – “Jumper Maybach® Roadshow – Col.legi Metges de Barcelona (Medical Association of Barcelona) – Coordinator: Ms. Pilar Segura
August 3, 2013 –The Jumper Maybach® Story Movie Poster Signing by acclaimed artist “Jumper Maybach” and Gallery Show – Aurora Street Studios
July 20, 2013 – From Dubai to California “Jumper Maybach & Pepe Serna Traveling Exhibition” Houston, Texas – Heights Art Studios & Gallery
June 15, 2013 – From Dubai to California “Jumper Maybach & Pepe Serna Traveling Exhibition”. Los Angeles, California – Untitled Projects
June 2013 – The Beverly Hills Art Award – Museum of the Americas – Los Angeles, California – Untitled Projects
March 19, 2013 – Art Dubai 2013 International Fair – Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
March 17, 2013 – Sharjah Biennial 11 – Sharjah, UAE
February 2013 – The Heights Art Studios and Gallery in collaboration with The Museum of the Americas, Doral, and Miami, Florida presents “Houston Award” Art Show at Jumper Maybach™ Work Tent™ (Studio)
Descriptions of Artwork
Aliens Among Us - Aliens Among Us is the alien within the heavens. These creatures live within the heavens so why not live among them. Soar the universe with freedom. Open the mind. Experience everything thought impossible.
America - “America” is the defining the America that is great. The artist created a patchwork of paintings within the painting. All of different sizes, shapes, and identities. This is his way of indicating love for all people within the USA and the world.
Blue Dreams - When feeling blue while awake and falling asleep to a vivid dream of blue light. Upon wakening no more depression because the blue dream taught Jumper a magnificent beauty of his sadness.
Church Jumper - Experience the hidden messages in this piece of enlightenment.
Hate NO MORE - “Hate NO MORE” is the message of Jumper Maybach. Hear Jumper shout out “Seek LOVE, PEACE, and HAPPINESS and Hate will disappear FOREVER.
Heavenly Troll - The troll within the painting likes to look for those who can’t see him. So watch out or he might find you when you least expect it.
Jumpers New Beginning - “Jumper’s New Beginning” of the Venetian Series. Everyone deserves a new beginning.
Orange Eclipse - “Orange Eclipse” from Venice is the brightest eclipse for the new beginning. The most challenging episodes in a new life are the start of a new beginning.
Taffy Relaxation Galaxy - “Taffy Relaxation Galaxy” was a creation of Jumper’s after the feeling of blissful calmness overwhelmed him after his deep meditation one late evening. This piece is truly a creation of peace.