James Benn

My work tends to focus around graphic, conceptual work but sometimes has a humorous side to it. I love playing around with simple ideas or phrases such as 'is the glass half full or half empty' which has inspired one of my pieces. I also like to play around with the idea that life shouldn't be taken so seriously which can soften some images and make them playful but eye catching, much like my image of a boy building a snowman in what looks like the snow but is actually a salt shaker sprinkling salt everywhere, so double imagery and playfulness is definitely a key to my work. The piece I have chosen to print is a favourite of mine and my friends, its a hand giving the 'devil horns' sign which has a variety of meanings but to me it means to embrace a good time no matter what the occasion. It is this hand sign that has a hammock attached in between the index finger and the pinky with a little guy relaxing and holding up a drink. The image was created last summer as a homage to a good hot summer and many good times ahead. The image for me has an uplifting spirit about it and I can see it worn by many who wish to embrace life's good times and not take it so seriously.

Collections: Call for Art

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