Prime Art: Fabric Sculptor by Benjamin Shine
Bejamin Shine is a fabric sculptor. An artist who transforms simple tulle into stunning portraits. Using an iron, he shaped the tulle and create veiled shades that give shape, depth, and details to his artworks especially the faces.
Deeply influenced by his family’s tradition in the garment business. He studied in fashion design at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Central Saint Martins in London.
“This recent technique with the tulle- I say recent, but I invented it in 2008 or 2009– has developed beyond an invention or technique, really delving into how the medium can evoke more emotional concepts,” Shine explains about the development of his unique artistic technique.
What and who inspires you to create?
Sometimes it’s the simple process of being given a brief that sparks ideas in a particular direction. Other times it can be a conversation. But mostly, as my work progresses and fills certain gaps that I‘ve wanted to fill, it exposes other gaps to investigate!
Once I feel somewhat satisfied that I’ve reached a particular point with an idea, I feel the urge to do something that is somewhat removed from, or contrasted with what I’ve done before—something that will challenge me again.
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