Ben’s piece is a collagraph relief; a special printing technique using collage materials to make a stamp and then using ink to make a print on paper. The piece is inspired by a building in Pennsylvania called ‘Fallingwater’, which Ben found very interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, the building is partly built over a waterfall. Ben decided to use different shapes on his relief sculpture to create an abstract version of the building.
The Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show begins 19 July 2022 and Ben’s artwork will be free to view both on site in London and online in their virtual show. We’re so proud of everything he has achieved and can’t wait to see it displayed in such an esteemed location. Well done Ben!