"You have to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone to be heard and to be witnessed. That's the definition of an artist. Someone who is prepared to evolve, change and grow. If you don't, you submit yourself to a semi kind of life. Not the real thing" - Ben Slow.
This is Ben Slow, a street artist from London who mirrors his passion for life and the people he meets in the portraits he produces on the canvas that is the walls of buildings, the surfaces of public spaces and the gates of communities, both locally and globally.
He is someone who is following his calling to create and what he produces is profound. He experiments with expression and tinkers with design to share his message. To get people thinking. To get people feeling.
And guess what? My story on Ben is featured in the February edition of Renegade Collective in Australia; a magazine that unites the game changers, the rule breakers, the thought leaders and the style makers of this magnificent world within its treasured pages. People just like Ben.
Stories twisted and spun to invoke monumental change.
A philosophy that sits side by side with Paper Planes, showcasing people who are out there creating their best possible lives by being the change they want to see in the world.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! From one big happy grateful heart xx
P.S. When Ben is not painting, he is educating locals and visitors on tours in London's East with Alternative London; a small business with a social conscience dedicated to maintaining and cultivating the East for its cultural and creative roots. If you're in the area, be sure to check them out.
|Ben's work stops you in your tracts|