Benjamin draws in thick black lines youd expect to find in a woodcut or graphic novel. His compositions reveal a world in constant overflow with architectural marvels, with Americana, with commercialism, Orientalism, spirituality, gentrification, the ocean his works teem with potential stories, from jumbled histories to mysterious recent events. See a bike left propped up against a wall, a rubber ring sailing on the sea, clothes hung up to dry between windows and it seems possible that the inhabitants have just stepped out of sight, like in a western or samurai film just before the climactic battle. This conspicuous absence gives even the most extreme and lively environments in Bens work a stillness and sense of peace.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.