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 and Design in Halifax in 2000, and with an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.
PULSE Art Fair
Ben Skinner and Erin Lynn WelshMiami, FL - Dec 01, 2016 - Dec 04, 2016
Uprise Art presents Erin Lynn Welsh and Jordan Sullivan in a PULSE CONVERSATIONS booth, as well as a site-specific installation by Ben Skinner as part of PULSE PROJECTS. Both Welsh and Sullivan focus on nature, both wild and captured. They examine their own transformative journeys into the desert, which were periods of discovery and pivotal moments in each of their practices. The conversation between their works underscore the parallel, and at times intersecting, nature of Welsh and Sullivan's conceptual and technical interests.
- Ben SkinnerVancouver, CanadaArtist Page
- Erin Lynn WelshBrooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CAArtist Page
Erin Lynn Welsh (b. 1984) depicts expressive impressions of the natural landscape. Comprised of broad gestural brushstrokes, Erin’s mark-making captures the unpredictability and volatility of nature while also offering a tool for abstraction, allowing her botanical forms to conjure a greater emotional resonance. Erin harnesses the historical symbology of the natural world, from the awesome power of the sublime landscape to the poignancy of a simple flower, to explore the contrast between beauty and violence.
Booth S-106 at 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL