Artist Statement: A live drawing performance at the Lock Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW as a part of a two night event titled 'Art Bender'.
Medium: Acrylic, ink, marker on canvas on board
Dimensions: 163 x 163 cms
Condition: As New
Director's Statement: Watch the video of this stunning arwork being created by Ben Kenning here.
Ben Kenning's new paintings complimented the culture, busyness, frenetic activity and colours so much a part of India! Also he was influenced by the disintegration of the cities infrastructure through the passage of time and the effects of nature. He observed the half stage of ruin versus new structures rising. This phenomena is reflected in some of the exhibition workings. Do you regard your Indian experience a game changer? Ben said it was the most consistent body of work he'd produced for a long time. He reinforced the strength, style and alternate subject matter to respond to was a positive development as opposed to working from the imagination alone. The influence of being in and experiencing India was important and the universal theme for the show. He feels he has developed a mastery and control over his art process which was exhilarating.
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