Ben Power takes inspiration from the world of graffiti. He brings the essence of design and street art together in an abstract way, with a background in, and love for, graphic design. He is inspired by how graffiti can break-up the greyness and tedium of city life, bringing excitement, intrigue and interest, as well as disgust and outrage to what would otherwise be a faceless background object or building. Power comments on this dichotomy, creating multi-layered artworks that can cause discussion, but with the main intention to uplift people. Bold, bright and colourful arrangements disrupt the monotony or mundanities of daily life.
Image Credit: Ben Power, Monoti-not, (2022). Acrylic on canvas. 61cm x 91.4cm x 3.5cm.