• $1500
  • size 18" × 14" × 1"
  • year 2016
  • materials Acrylic on linen stretched wood panel
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“Influences and inspiration for the texts come from song lyrics, book and article titles, advertising copy, overhearings or mis-hearings, corporate office jargon and our collective inner voices.” — Ben Skinner
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About the Artist

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Ben Skinner (b.1977) is a Canadian artist who explores the nature of language through the use of text and materiality. His works often combine mechanical production methods common in sign making with traditional materials and techniques, such as hand-applied gold leaf and silk marbling. The phrases within the works seamlessly weave together humor and pain to explore the incongruities of daily life. He graduated with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax in 2000, and with an MFA in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Ben Skinner
  • Ben Skinner talks to us about the text in his works, how humor is universal, and happy accidents.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tze's off-registry tips
  • Our founder, Tze Chun, lists her favorite art gift ideas so you can be "that" wedding guest - the one with the best gift.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Ben on "No Future Plans"
  • Go behind the scenes with Ben Skinner as he prepares his site-specific installation, "No Future Plans", for PULSE Art Fair Miami Beach as part of their signature PROJECTS.

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