Ben Reyer

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created by pur on 2022/09/24 - last changed on 2022/10/29

I met Ben at a vintage helping a friend. We were picking the grapes from both sides of the grape vine. He startle me by asking me if I was religious (or so). In fact, I really enjoyed the conversation which followed the bold, point-blank question. The rambling about the church ended with me stating that I missed rituals. This ### sticked in my head and started my search for rituals. We then moved to another grapevines and talked to other people.

Eventually, I found out about a small exhibition of his work. It was located at the Sipsong - a wine bar in the 8th district Vienna. Unfortunately, I was there 2 hours too early. I was lucky, though, as the pictures were already exhibited.

I read a nice Keith Harring quote, who seems to have inspired Ben a lot:

"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, wether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."

Harring inspired work

Another important inspiration were comics.

Goku in a Cocktail Glass

Two very popular designs were done by him too:

Mafia

and this shirt which I've seen often

Shirt


If you've got interested in his art give him a visit on his page

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