December 14, 2016
Ben Aitken joins us at The Art Vault
A (National Portrait Prize finalist 2016), photographic portrait of our current artist in residence Ben Aitken by our friend and former artist in residence Robert Hague.
'The day this image was taken, painter Ben Aitken had badly hurt his back. He was drinking and taking pain killers, and holding himself in a strange protective pose. In nearly every photo he is blurred, except this one, where he stood quietly amidst the paint tins and torn canvases and, just for a moment, looked directly down the lens.'