MIAMI, FL \ B. 1985
PROVK FEATURED ARTIST SINCE 2017
Lives and works in Miami, FL. A mixed media artist that uses conceptualism and visual poetry,
his work incorporates an eclectic assortment of surfaces as his canvas. He brings new life to otherwise overlooked items from everyday life, such as reclaimed wood, street signs and other found objects, through typography and abstraction. His work is held by private collections nationally and internationally.
Sánchez is a founder and Director
of Laundromat Art Space the artist-run gallery in the neighborhood of Little Haiti in Miami.
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Ben Ashton see the history of art as an index from which he can borrow, depending on what’s going on in contemporary life. His work at the moment focus on the Regency era and the birth of the British empire, a period of time that spawned a huge amount of self-congratulatory portraiture which now lines the walls of our museums and institutions. Britain is obsessed with its own history and how influential it used to be; British view their history with rose-tinted glasses, remembering their perceived victories whilst overlooking their various misdemeanors. Nationalism has been stoked recently by representing the past as something British should be moving back to, often painting a distorted picture of a greatness that never was. In his current work, Ben Ashton takes these confident Regency poses and subvert and disrupt them, taking a ‘strong and stable‘ part of its heritage and making it unsafe and tainted.