Over the Influence is excited to announce Ben Arpéa’s debut exhibition with the gallery. A Short Travel Story will be on view at the Los Angeles space from 17 April to 29 May 2022.
His work questions the century-old motifs and canons of classical landscape and still life in an apparent dimensional simplicity, made of graphic forms, everyday objects and architectural elements. Ben Arpéa represents vivid, finely textured flat surfaces, offering a dream-like vision that invites reflection on our relationship to our environment, particularly through the prism of social networks.
Ben Arpéa is a French-Italian artist who lives and works in Paris. Born into a family of art lovers and collectors, he has been immersed in a rich artistic universe since childhood, where he began to create, draw and paint.
Ben Arpéa gained recognition in 2020 with a series of paintings in which he developed a singular artistic language made of geometric abstraction evolving towards the semi-figurative, using flat areas of color and texture. He pays homage to the figures of modern and contemporary art that he admires – Tom Wesselmann, David Hockney, Jonas Wood, André Breton – and is fully part of a new generation of creators from art, design and fashion, celebrating color and material in a simple and immediate relationship to the air of time.