Skinner, Ben

Born in Petrolia, BC
Lives in Vancouver, BC

Artist Statement

Two common elements run through Ben Skinner’s works; text and materials. Skinner’s hand-cut wood veneers, neon signs and finely crafted guilt metal panels contain brief statements that shift back and forth, from innocently playful to deeply meaningful. These works direct our attention to behaviors and skills easily missed within social and urban context and make light of the ever present peculiarities of human behavior.