Ben Scheltema (Roosendaal) is a Dutch artist. Welcome to his world – Mundo Ben.
While writing poems and short stories, Scheltema noticed that something was missing – images. After this realisation he began a new, expressive ride of forming images on canvas, which led him to create ‘Mundo Ben’. This later led to him winning the #DesignYourEvoque competition during the OBJECT-Rotterdam design fair.
In spite of Scheltema’s graphic training, he is also an autodidact. Thus, the use of color is not strange to him and is something he can’t go without. He doesn’t have to look far for inspiration, as his daily sights motivate him.
That is what drives him: translating new impressions into a performance on canvas. From a crying child to an unexpected conversation with a stranger, these experiences result in a variation of forms and colors that are intuitively placed on a canvas with ease.
Just like Mascolori, Scheltema enjoys unexpected connections and believes that collaborations broaden his knowledge and reach. It is this mentality that brought this brilliant design to Mascolori. His perspective also led to the creation of his own clothing label and design for the 2015 menu of top chef Sergio Herman’s restaurant, The Jane in Antwerp.
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