Ben Newman: A man who spends his life drawing weird shapes and cats.
Ben is an illustrator known for his playful characters and use of bright colour. He has produced wonderful work for Penguin, The New York Times and TATE Modern to name but three...
We came to into Ben's manically charged workspace to see what makes him tick... and perhaps also, to capture his fluffy companion Nico on film. What inspires Ben to create his work and what has led him to this point in his life, in Hastings? With a dog. Surrounded by old scrappy toys.
Jam Davis - Watsui Zombie
Iron Crease - Creasy Lover
Safetyword - Foot Oven
Frank Frost - Feel Good Babe
Safteyword - Flaming Hoof
When Neil invited to his home and studio in Cornwall, we knew we'd have to make something special. From the start, he was completely open to collaborate and gave us unfettered access to his studio where we quickly got lost in his art. We hope that what we have made conveys some of the mood, power and energy of his painting and that we give a glimpse into the way he thinks and works.