Using a mix of 2D and 3D elements, LA-based artist Ben Sanders conjures intrigue and delight over everyday things likes vases, brooms and tacos. Ben’s palette is so colourful it feels as though it’s been injected with a little Californian sunshine and the vibrancy of his works enhances the various pop culture references scattered throughout the pieces.
In many of his artworks such as Vase with Pepsi Rose and Stache’ Man, Fly Guy, Gimme a Quarter, Ben takes a flat piece of art and elevates it to something more object-like. This shift in perspectives gives his work a playfulness and it’s something we’ve seen in previous projects. Back in 2014 we featured his colourful artworks that experimented with shapes and texture, and a year later it was his creepy but cute ceramics that caught our eye. In this latest slew of artworks it feels as though Ben has combined the best of both worlds by creating studies of pots and plates and overlaying them with thick brushstrokes and other organic markings.
About the Author
Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.