Last week The Graffiti Life Gallery held a private viewing of ‘Star Wars and Stuff’ by Benjamin Badbones. Having been recommended by Time Out as one of the Top 5 galleries to visit for this month’s First Thursday, the gallery was packed with art enthusiast and Star Wars lovers.
The exhibition is a solo show which features artwork from graffiti artist Benjamin Badbones. Bemjamin has been painting graffiti since 1999. His work has been journey of experimentation with themes of repetition, iconography and pop culture. Benjamin has never been precious about his work, painting over old canvases with new work; he believes that paintings should ‘live their life’ whether it’s for a few days in the street or years on a canvas – nothing lasts forever.
‘Star Wars and Stuff’ explores images that are important to the artist and also to many others. Works are created using spray-paint on large canvases whilst smaller pieces have been painted onto cardboard Montana boxes using acrylic paint, marker-pen and spray-paint.
The main focus of the exhibition lies in Benjamin’s AT-AT walker, which pays homage to the famous graffiti artists that have influenced the artist’s career and also echoes influence from ‘Subway Art’ and ‘Style Wars’.
The exhibition is open to the public every Sunday between 11am – 4pm, or throughout the week by appointment.
Exhibition ends the 1st of December, find out more here.