London: Ben Turnbull & Ramon Maiden @ Stolenspace

Ben Turnbull - Stolenspace

Stolenspace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist and craftsman Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden. In the Gallery 1, ‘Smells like Teens spirit‘ continues the series  of Ben Turnbull’s  ‘American History X’, focussing on the lone teen shooter phenomenon that occurred in the US for the past decade.

Guns & weapons are beautifully and intricately hand carved into vintage wooden school desks. ‘Emergency Break Glass’ boxes contain firearms and grenades highlighting the paradox of the U.S. gun culture.

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In the Gallery 2, Barcelona based artist Ramon Maiden revisits vintage imagery, pin-ups and religious characters by tattooing them on paper and gives them relevance in todays ever-changing society. “Turbofaith, Ladies of the night and Dandy Delinquents’  feature a series of work on paper and mixed media collages.

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View the full set of pics here

Ben Turbull – Gallery 1
Ramon Maiden – Gallery 2
Stolenspace
Until 15 May 2015

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