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These illustrations ponder on the interrelationships between humanity, nature, and tech
Melbourne-based artist Benk gives us something to reflect on by creating surreal illustrations of gems and humans-turned-birds.
Benk’s work is centered around the themes of humanity, nature, and technology. Using a combination of traditional and digital techniques, he depicts strange realities and scenarios that reflect the interrelationships between the three.
For instance, his previous series featured people wearing bird masks and having webbed feet. According to Benk, these illustrations show the connection (or the lack of it) between man and animal. Another series, entitled Power, shows how the human body’s posture contains, well, power.
We recently interviewed the Australian artist to know more about him and his art.