Artist Ben Willikens: “The Enlightenment was for the bin” – Culture

The Schauwerk Sindelfingen shows works by the not at all aging painter Ben Willikens. In an interview he talks about the private and contemporary background of his art.

By George Leisten

05/22/2022 – 5:00 p.m

Despite the summer weather, Ben Willikens appears all in black – a conspicuous antithesis to the monumental white spaces for which his work is known. The artist reveals how he ended up in a psychiatric ward as a young man, what he learned in Italy and what painters dream of at night.

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