Canadian-born artist Ben Tour channels a dark, often haunting sense of humanism in his work. His observations deftly inform his paintings, enabling him to capture the essence of a character, and then distort that view any way he desires. Frenetic lines, swaths of color, and intimate angles all convey a sense that Tour may not only be drawing inspiration from the lives of strangers he observes, but manifesting his own personal experiences as well. Ben Tour lives on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia with his Wife and two children.
For the last several years I have been keeping a track on the development of Ben Tour part out of interest the other out of complete admiration in his ability as an artist. Some of his illustrations takes me back to an old favourite film tank girl by no means do I say that in disrespectful manner to Ben’s abilities. That comment is for drawing a comparison for people who follow this blog – some of you might agree or disagree if so please leave a comments. In the meantime look out for Ben Tour artwork. +thematerialsleuth+
Credit images. Ben Tour website