Ben, 2015 by Robert Hague

image of Ben 2015 by Robert Hague

Artist's statement

The day this image was taken, painter Ben Aitken had badly hurt his back. He was drinking and taking pain killers, and holding himself in a strange protective pose. In nearly every photo he is blurred, except this one, where he stood quietly amidst the paint tins and torn canvases and, just for a moment, looked directly down the lens.