Ben Venom has been creating for many years but he really blew up when he started making quilts... yes, quilts. He beautifully revisits the conventional medium of quilt making by adding a Heavy Metal influenced esthetic. He produces amazing pieces, one in particular of about 6 meters tall and 4 meters tall, 56 tees and countless hours on the needle machine, cuts and bruises. The piece is now hanging in a gallery in New York for all to see. If ever you're in town, go check it out. Anyway this dude is one of the nicest guy I've met. He welcomed me in his home, right in the middle of crazy-funky Haight street, and we spent like two hours talking about his work, his status as an artist, his history and a lot more. Enjoy this edited version of our time together.
Produced, filmed and edited by Alexander Ricard Stadil.