Inspired | Masks

Graphical wonders. Inspired contemporary illustrations by British illustrator and graphic designer, Ben Newman that draw on ceremonial masks from around the globe, including the Congo.








‘MASKS’ is a solo exhibition of works from Ben Newman and comprises of a series of geometrically and brightly designed prints. Looking at ceremonial masks in various countries, Ben has created a fresh body of unique work that comprises of his love and fascination with totem poles, Constructivism, folklore, European Deco, bizarre creatures and colour theory. Alongside the prints, Ben has collaborated with his Father, Colin Newman to create a handful of wooden three dimensional imaginings of these Masks.

 

Masks is currently on exhibit at Nobrow Gallery, London.
September 16 – November 11, 2011

 

About
Ben Newman is a British illustrator who has exhibited his work internationally, he is known for his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters. He has produced work for clients including the Tate, IBM, BBC Radio 4, Fantagraphics, Selfridges London and Magma Books.

bennewman.co.uk

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