Ben Skinner


I'm Down, 2017
Acrylic and UV ink on wood panel
30 x 24 in., SOLD

Ben Skinner lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Currently showing with Winsor Fine Art in Vancouver, K. Imperial Fine Art in San Fransisco, Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto,and Uprise Art in New York City.

Ben’s practice explores the nature of language through the use oftext and materiality. Calling on a vast knowledge of materials and methods, Skinner applies his hand to concepts that are by turn ironic, witty, introspective and questioning. 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. His conceptual practice moves him between an expanding list of media including foil, flocking, plaster, vinyl lettering, plastics, neon and mirror. Skinner has a keen eye for finishes that borders on obsessive, resulting in highly polished works with a quasi-fetish quality