Ben Arnup - een trompe-l'oeil kan met handvat
Ben Arnup, deze trompe-l'oeil kan met handvat is gemaakt uit platen klei, steengoed, de blauwe delen hebben een reliëf patroon in hoogglanzend glazuur.
This stoneware flattened jar with handle has been created by Ben out of slabs of stoneware clay creating of more or less volumeless piece of ceramic. The blue parts have a relief pattern in high gloss glaze. Around 1989.
Born in Epsom in Surrey in 1954, Ben is the son of artist's Sally and the late Mick Arnup. One of four children. Ben and his sister Hannah work independently as professional ceramists. Initially training as a landscape architect, Ben qualified in 1980. It was whilst between landscape work, in 1984, that he made a group of ceramics at a college in Reading. The entire collection was bought by a gallery. Spurred on by this experience, it took him two years to set himself up as a full time ceramicist. Since 1986, he has been producing studio ceramics, of a particular form known as trompe l’oeil (from the French meaning: ‘deception of the eye’). His work is largely sold through galleries and is held in various public and private collections around the world. Ben usually seeks to show two or three times a year and has exhibited widely, including exhibitions in the U.S.A and Europe. He lives in York, and is an enthusiastic supporter of York Open Studios, which is an opportunity for local artists to show their work and open their studios to the public.