Ben Howe illustrated our limited edition of Moby Dick.
Ben is an Australian artist who was born in London, UK. Over nearly two decades, he has explored the nature of consciousness, personal history and the incongruities of memory through his artwork, which has taken him to England, Germany, China and the USA.
He holds a Masters of fine art with distinction from RMIT and is the recipient of numerous grants, international residencies and fellowships.
Ben has organised and curated exhibitions and events in Melbourne, Sydney and Hamburg, frequently been involved in collaborations and is also an experienced educator.
His paintings are often derived from preliminary explorations in other media, with a particular focus sculpture. These form the physical basis for the artworks, which capture all the imperfections and peculiarities of the clay.
Action, isolation and refraction surface as thematic currents in the practice of an artist whose work functions as a platform for broader considerations relating to the physical and subjective self within contemporary society. Ben is known for his signature quasi-scientific aesthetic that is at once hyper-realistic yet reductive.
You can view Ben’s work at www.ben-howe.com and www.instagram.com/benhoweart.