by Ariadna Zierold
Benjamin Cook is an artist originally from Northern Kentucky and currently living in Champaign, Illinois. Ben did his BFA from the University of Louisville in 2012 and presently is an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Ben’s recent body of work is very amusing, bold, and colorful. These abstract work in acrylic are painted with broad brushstrokes involving swirls and arcs that are reminiscent of mandalas, chakras, and rainbows. There’s movement in his work coupled with slight humor.