Ben will be eXhibiting with Warwickshire Artisans at Yew Tree Farm for Warwickshire Open Studios Summer Art Weeks on June 26th, 27th and 30th. The address is: The Carthorse Stable, Yew Tree Shopping Village, Pettiford Lane, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, B95 6BY
Later in the summer, he is also eXhibiting with Warwickshire Artisans at Art in the Park in Leamington Spa.
More news to follow as things start to open up...
Ben's digitally produced art is created to make people think, but also laugh. Putting the 'S' and 'M' into 'ART'; he explores culture and politics through iconic format and the lens of comedy. Returning to Leamington Spa from humanitarian work around the world, Ben sought to find something tangible in physical lighting design and to translate his ideas and values into print. For instance, he has re-imagined the iconic Penguin books' format with an extensive range of uniquely spoofed ‘SMART Book Cover’ compositions as prints and greetings cards inspired by classical literature. Ben's work has a humour, vibrancy and style rarely found elsewhere.
His ‘SMART lighting’ sculpture range offers a ‘second life’ to objects that have outlived their usefulness to society. He transforms antique books, musical instruments, teXtile bobbins, ten-pin skittles and many more cultural objects into elegant, naked bulb table and desk lamps.