Five questions to Ben Plaumann

Five questions to Ben Plaumann

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Ben Plaumann is born 1983 in Berlin and also lives and works here right now - as a Productmanager and self-taught artist. With his professional background in sales he found in his artwork compensation, a source for freedom and way to expresses himself.

How did you get into art?

On my journey in life I have already experienced a lot that is reflected in my art today. 

As a native of Berlin, I also grew up in northern Germany, overcame various hurdles in my life and always got back up. Due to the diversity of my private and professional life, I also settled in the south of Germany and internationally. Back in Berlin, I would like to express this experience with my self-taught works and now in public.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

The world of hand-painted art, especially abstract art, has fascinated me my entire life. Therefore, this is also my stylistic device with which I express myself. I love creating my works of art with acrylic paint. I am completely inspired by the process of painting per se.

How do you go about developing your work?

It's an incredible feeling and always exciting to see how you start at the beginning of the blank canvas and where I end up while painting. The result are my unique pictures with a wide variety of colors, which I bring to canvas with a lot of dedication and soothing musical accompaniment of jazz, soul or classical music.

Who or what influences you?

Especially when the images are dark, an incredible amount can be expressed with them. The colors red and gold are also often reflected in my pictures. They are as individual as I am and can be mixed to create fantastically different colors. Silence and musical accompaniment are also very important building blocks in my life. Painting gives me so much from which I draw strength and silence. I want to give everyone energy and motivation with my art and, above all, what lies behind it, to fight for their dreams and goals again and again.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

In the last few works I have discovered the antique-looking appearance as well as more and more colorful color combinations, which I will delve in the future.

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