Antiquity Bonk

Ben Wheele

The Sunday Painter is pleased to announce the opening of Antiquity Bonk, a collection of new work by Brighton based artist Ben Wheele.

A disgusting ‘museum catalogue’ befriends me, slops some images all over my eyes. We’re playing a winking game together – each time I think of the word ‘antique’ I have to wink at him, and vice-versa. We think of so many antiques, it gets to the point we’re just closing our eyes now (I wink with both of my eyes).

Eyes closed, I find a salute – I think it’s me, I’m saluting to a disease. I check the room again, something’s happened to my work, the prints have all gotten infected, sculptures, everything, even the room. Ruined!

What type of disease is this anyway. Examining a print, I discover mucus or something, it’s awful, like a child doing a joke on my work. How embarrassing. ‘It’s the catalogue…’ I snarl.. ‘It’s all the catalogue’s fault!’ I grab the grotesque catalogue and rip out all of the pages.

I examine the pages, so rococo in their death. It’s sad to kill something that elegant. I’ll die of the disease too soon, but it’s a humorous disease, like a cartoon or something. Lots of love, Ben x

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Installation view

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Installation view

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Installation view

Ben Wheele, Decorative Gentleman, 2012 epoxy resin, glass eyes, wooden base

Ben Wheele

Decorative Gentleman, 2012
epoxy resin, glass eyes, wooden base
Ben Wheele, Shell Feature, 2012 modified water fountain, shells

Ben Wheele

Shell Feature, 2012
modified water fountain, shells
Ben Wheele, Wounded Relic, 2012 epoxy resin, foamcore

Ben Wheele

Wounded Relic, 2012
epoxy resin, foamcore
Ben Wheele, Antiquity Bonk, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 84 cm

Ben Wheele

Antiquity Bonk, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 84 cm
Ben Wheele, Bedtime Accident, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 84 cm

Ben Wheele

Bedtime Accident, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 84 cm
Ben Wheele, Nausea Games, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 84 cm

Ben Wheele

Nausea Games, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 84 cm
Ben Wheele, It’s Pirate Themed, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 84 cm

Ben Wheele

It’s Pirate Themed, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 84 cm
Ben Wheele, Fashionable Teenager, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 42 cm

Ben Wheele

Fashionable Teenager, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 42 cm
Ben Wheele, Crab Warning, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 42 cm

Ben Wheele

Crab Warning, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 42 cm
Ben Wheele, Friends on Your Face, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 42 cm

Ben Wheele

Friends on Your Face, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 42 cm
Ben Wheele, Apple Obelisk, 2012 archival giclée print 59 x 42 cm

Ben Wheele

Apple Obelisk, 2012
archival giclée print
59 x 42 cm