Ben Rix

Location: Mile End
Website: www.benrix.co.uk
Bio:

A University of Brighton Illustration graduate that has recently moved to London to pursue a creative career in painting.

Watercolour as a medium comes with an unmovable stigma. It has always been viewed as an traditional painting style your Grandad uses when he goes to the beach to paint the boats on the weekend. The aim is to shake and challenge these 'traditional seaside landscape' perceptions, to produce work with a much more dynamic and contemporary vibrancy, to this otherwise 'uncool' painting medium.

Portraiture to me is the most personal and intimate form of painting, creating artwork for people can have a incredible emotional and sentimental effect which is hard to grasp in a lot of other painting styles.

There is nothing more rewarding than stirring strong emotions in a recipient of your work.

Exhibitions:

'Sincerely' Solo Show- Roktic East, Brick Lane August 2013
'An Ode to friendships and moustaches' - The Lauriston, Victoria Park Village, October 2013