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.