ABOUT

BENJAMIN BUBB °Ghent 1992 – British national, Belgian based studio.

Benjamin’s early years were nomadic as he moved often with his musician parents. Consequently Benjamin established a keen interest in arts and music at a young age. Ben’s Flemish ancestors owned and operated the Van de Vyvere-Petyt stone printing company in Bruges, Belgium so he grew up surrounded by antique prints. Benjamin’s education pathway was unconventional; after starting at a Steiner-Waldorf school he moved on to regional fine arts schools, but decided aged 16 to dedicate himself to painting full-time. He has travelled extensively, working in various artistic disciplines. Benjamin’s work is densely layered and extends across a diverse range of media. He explores the coherence of space and time, as experienced in single moments. Ben’s practice is multi-disciplinary and celebrates both labour and natural splendour. > Benjamin has collaborated with and produced work for the European Union, International Galleries, Institutions and Private Companies including the Jan De Nul Group and Société Générale.

 

JULIEN FORNARI art historian

A WAVE

Benjamin creates a contrastive, clair-obscur view of a near fossilised impact on landscape and natural anomalies.
He shows them in certain power and greatness, as well as in their ephemerality.
When a wave becomes a metaphor its poetry becomes unstoppable.
As does the surfer in action. The wave as a metaphor for human condition.
Fortune and misfortune. Bubb is intrigued by the superhuman and puts an end to anthropocentrism.
The sense of being alive, by times represented by a hint of certain derealisation.


STEFAAN WILLEMS curator