I was approached by the website galusaustralis.com to write an article about my art practice.
The full article can be found at http://galusaustralis.com/2013/08/7520/artist-profile-benk/ or read below.
For years the interrelationships between humanity, nature and technology have fascinated me and weaved through my Melbourne based art practice. It seems to me that on a global scale we are slowly disconnecting from our natural past. We’re creating a world that gets more and more artificial every decade. Human life is surrounded by concrete, screens, deadlines, passwords and other fabricated necessities.
I grew up in Caulfield where the roads are lined with trees and there are several parks near by. However, I observed that with the exception of household pets like cats and dogs, I rarely see animals. That is besides humans of course, but we don’t like to think of ourselves as animals. We’re different, right?
New illustrations are finished and printed in editions of 20. Available from benk.storenvy.com.