Born in Portsmouth, UK. Studied Art and Design. Moved onto BA Hons in Fashion and Print at Brighton University, UK.
For the past 10 years Ben has resided in Brooklyn. Ben works full-time designing mens apparel and in his free-time can be found in his Williamsburg studio.
Influenced by caught moments in time, a struggle, a fight, a relief, a movement, survival, sensation, an impulse, a battle. A non-permanent marking being made permanent. A freeze frame. Studies of refractions of light and their movements over time influence the work. Re-occurring symbols and shapes that move from one painting to the next, but in very different application. A color struggle of good and evil or just that of survival, a feeling of repetition. Layers of texture built up and the juxtaposition of resin encapsulating the finished work, encouraging unevenness on one painting and smooth clean surface on the next.
Ben has his first self presented show on Thursday May 13th @ Jack Studios pls email for details.
Ray Attanasio & Steve Abeles
Vien Le Wood