ARTIST BENJAMIN JEAN JEAN FROM FRANCE
Searching for reality in the unconscious, broadening the human logic with absurdity, following a philosophy based on irrationality – French artist Benjamin JeanJean draws inspiration for his great work from the surrealist movement. Deeply rooted in the surf and skateboard culture, he likes traveling to exotic surf destinations such as the Congo, or experimenting with retro shapes. His art is the result of a constant search for an open mind.
CHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
BENJAMIN A tiny simple desk/brain surrounded by a lot of mess/tunes/pictures/collage and every day shits!
COB? What has been your latest travel location?
COB? For business or for holiday?
BENJAMIN Both, i did some group shows in melbourne and byron bay organized by RVCA with some really cool artists.
COB? What will be your next destination?
BENJAMIN Next one will be a little Europe tour, Milan Berlin London for some tattoo shows.
COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
BENJAMIN Yes, it’s almost like visual shopping. it’s always good to change from your local area!
COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
BENJAMIN family, tunes, cigarettes, paper/pen, whisky.
COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
BENJAMIN My good friend Odo (Nicolas Leborgne) from France !
COB? Thanks a lot Benjamin!