During 2023, Ben Cowan - Art That Makes You Think is:
- presenting and exhibiting at the SPARK 2023 creative networking event at The Royal Spa Centre in Leamington on February 15th.
- exhibiting at The Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch, London 29th March - April 10th.
- exhibiting and helping to run Art In The Park, Leamington August 5-6th.
- exhibiting at Stratford Contemporary Art Fair, Discover-Gather-Give 17-19th November.
More dates to follow...
“I was away for a long time, working as a disaster relief specialist in war-torn countries. When I returned, I found it hard to process what stood for ‘normal life’. Without a threat to your existence, normal life is an existential threat. My response has been to create art that makes people think, but also laugh. My ideas are often created digitally and then rendered as hand-finished canvasses, giclée prints, or forming 3D sculptures.”
Ben is an independent artist based in Leamington Spa. He does have paint-splattered work tops with jam jars full of oily brushes, as well as computer screens, but he says that his medium is irony. By which he explains, “I subvert iconic images and phrases with which you might be familiar, so that they take on a different, perhaps darker meaning, but all through a comic lens. I believe the role of an artist is to start a dialogue, and to get people thinking.” Ben’s creations include satirical works on Warhol’s soup cans, Brewdog’s ‘toxic working culture’ and Penguin classic book covers; in which he explore the impacts of capitalism, the dark arts of marketing and how the world has changed since ‘the classic texts’ were written.
Find me at www.artthatmakesyouthink.com and the social media handle @artthatmakesyouthink
via social media handle @artthatmakesyouthink