Ben Buckley’s dreamlike landscapes mix elements of ancient and modern societies as well as bold colours to allow the viewer to amend the environment with their own imagination. His technique of painting without a brush further distorts the reality of his work. Buckley, a 2009 graduate of Camberwell College of Art, was one of 20 artists to exhibit with jotta’s DEVOUR exhibition at this year’s Affordable Art Fair.
Your work brings together old world buildings with modern signs and advertising. Could you tell us about the use of Indian iconography and Japanese architecture?
I enjoy the contrast between traditional and contemporary architecture and modern Western advertising, particularly Japanese and Indian. The neon signs that sit atop thatched houses in my work for me is a really interesting image.
Note: Originally published on jotta on March 15, 2011