Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ben's Art Happening

I'm sure I yack on a lot about Ben and his art but I thought it would be a fun to show you guys some of his art happenings :) When we first met (online) he said he loved drawing and sent me through some of his pieces. I remember opening that email and having very low expectations of what I was about to see. Of course I was pleasantly surprised and should of never doubted he'd be an amazing artist :) This year he took a bold move and decided to go to school for ceramics and has landed a bunch of fun stuff, like being asked to show his pieces at the Cooroy Butter Factory (turned art gallery!).

He's been experimenting with some larger size sculptural pieces which are probably my favourite size!

He also makes super beautiful necklaces - you might remember on that I rocked on my Mermaid Shoot here.


It's fun to see his 2-d style translate into 3-d, I'm not even sure which I prefer, actually that's a lie out of all his creative pursuits I always tell him his poetry is my favourite (by the smallest percent!) I need to share some in the future :)

Ben is involved in a crew called SFP, which comprises of Ben and three other artists.  A few months back they held a group exhibition together in Maroochydore down at the Square & Friends gallery :)

One of the dudes is Shiroi Usagi who is responsible for those three dudes above :)

The Vikings and skateboard is by Phil B who I'm sure I've mentioned before :)

They also did a live graff mural on opening night which was fun :)

Another Phil skateboard piece

And Ben's Robot pieces his did the exhibition. He has what I wish I had, the patience and steady hand to do the finest line work - super jealous!

The three guys all lined up :)

Ben also had some ceramics in this exhibition too :)


Another robot close up and a skateboard on the right by Dubse (another member of the crew)

Phil definitely loves his Vikings 

Phil, Ben and Dubse, working hard, well at least Dubse on the end is :)

20 comments:

  1. Wow! He is super duper talented :O
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    1. He definitely has the talents :)

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  2. that is really super incredible!

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    1. he's definitely been pushing himself this year and it's paying off :)

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  3. Beautiful work. I love ceramic arts. And your story about having low expectations for Ben's art struck a cord with me as I had a similar experience with Rick's writing. Luckily it was also brilliant and I became even more smitten.

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  4. Awesome work Ben, super impressive :) xxx

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    1. :) :) He's definitely impressing me!

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  5. OMG super awesome work and talents. You must be so proud of Ben!

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  6. Badass! really interesting sculpture, and his crew does really cool work! What a neat thing to be a part of, and good on you for being so supportive :)
    I particularly love the piece in the first photo, there is something really elegant about that form and the colours.

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    1. yay! They're pretty kick arse and also his crew are really just a bunch of friends :) :)

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  7. wow, awesome - and yes please, i'd love to read some of his poetry work! :)

    Sharon

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    1. It's honestly so good - although Ben always says I'm biassed :P

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  8. Wow!! Serious amounts of talent here Fee!

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  9. you both are incredibly talented. show more of his work!!!

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    1. I should he's definitely been on a making spree this year!

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  10. He is so talented, love his ceramics and these robot paintings! Looking forward to see more in the future!

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. I will definitely try and up my share game!

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