Overview

My work is an exploration of the local landscape using materials from surfing. After all, surfing is everywhere in Cornwall, especially in West Penwith.

Ben Cook’s multi-media art practice is inspired by the social and environmental landscape of Cornwall. Taking influence from the tradition of landscape art in the South West, this work attempts to offer a fresh perspective through the eyes of a surfer, by referencing beach culture and the material aesthetics associated with a contemporary surfing lifestyle.

 

Ben Cook was brought up mainly in Yorkshire. He took a B.A in Fine Art at the University of Sunderland, spent many years livig in Manchester and later Cornwall, where he continues to live and work. 

Works
  • Ben Cook, Beach
    Ben Cook
    Beach
    Re-purposed neoprene
    130 x 130 cm
    Ben Cook, Beach
    £ 3,900.00
  • Ben Cook, Neoprene Nightscape (Diptych)
    Ben Cook
    Neoprene Nightscape (Diptych)
    Re-purposed neoprene
    39 x 34 cm (each)
    Ben Cook, Neoprene Nightscape (Diptych)
    £ 900.00
  • Ben Cook, Neoprene Nightscape
    Ben Cook
    Neoprene Nightscape
    Re-purposed neoprene
    94 x 139 cm
    Ben Cook, Neoprene Nightscape
    £ 2,500.00
  • Ben Cook, Aerial View of the Harbour
    Ben Cook
    Aerial View of the Harbour
    Re-purposed neoprene
    97 x 143 cm
    Ben Cook, Aerial View of the Harbour
    £ 1,800.00
  • Ben Cook, Fields at Sunset
    Ben Cook
    Fields at Sunset
    Re-purposed neoprene
    39 x 58 cm
    Ben Cook, Fields at Sunset
    £ 680.00
  • Ben Cook, Dead Calm Dusk
    Ben Cook
    Dead Calm Dusk
    Re-purposed neoprene
    60 x 60 cm
    Ben Cook, Dead Calm Dusk
    £ 750.00
  • Ben Cook, Ravine
    Ben Cook
    Ravine
    Re-purposed neoprene
    39 x 58 cm
    Ben Cook, Ravine
    £ 600.00
  • Ben Cook, Two Hills
    Ben Cook
    Two Hills
    Re-purposed neoprene
    39 x 58 cm
    Ben Cook, Two Hills
    £ 750.00
  • Ben Cook, Cot Valley
    Ben Cook
    Cot Valley
    Re-purposed neoprene
    35.5 x 45.5 cm
    Ben Cook, Cot Valley
    £ 600.00
  • Ben Cook, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY
    Ben Cook
    YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY
    Original charcoal drawing on paper
    84 x 59 cm
    Ben Cook, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY
    £ 200.00
  • Ben Cook, A Sense Of Normal Sea
    Ben Cook
    A Sense Of Normal Sea
    Original charcoal drawing on paper
    84 x 59 cm
    Ben Cook, A Sense Of Normal Sea
    £ 200.00
  • Ben Cook, There Will Always Be Another Wave
    Ben Cook
    There Will Always Be Another Wave
    Original charcoal drawing on paper
    84 x 59 cm
    Ben Cook, There Will Always Be Another Wave
    £ 200.00
  • Ben Cook, A Sense Of Normal Sea, 2021
    Ben Cook
    A Sense Of Normal Sea, 2021
    1 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    30 x 21 cm (A4)
    Edition of 75
    Ben Cook, A Sense Of Normal Sea, 2021
    £ 60.00
  • Ben Cook, There Will Always Be Another Wave, 2021
    Ben Cook
    There Will Always Be Another Wave, 2021
    1 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    30 x 21 cm (A4)
    Edition of 75
    Ben Cook, There Will Always Be Another Wave, 2021
    £ 60.00
  • Ben Cook, You Should Have Been Here Yesterday
    Ben Cook
    You Should Have Been Here Yesterday
    1 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
    42 x 29 cm (A3)
    Edition of 50
    Ben Cook, You Should Have Been Here Yesterday
    £ 80.00
Installation shots