Lovejoy Artist Spotlight: Ben Venom
Ben Venom is a badass quilter. Full of occult symbology, each one could be a cozy centerpiece for a satanic ritual. Venom earned his nickname as a teenager, and he is a self-taught, one-man show with a standard sewing machine, whose upcycled art represents his community and his subcultural interests. These mega-quilts are a trifecta of fine art, craft and function, with a heavy dose of punk rock. One of our favorite pieces he's made, "Live Fast" and two "Hand of Doom" jackets are part of Converse's Lovejoy Art Program and has been on display in their world headquarters. The work is now available, along with the works of other artists included in the program, as part of an auction benefiting Artists for Humanity.
April 27, 2016