Born in California and raised in Hawaii, Ben Brough follows on the tradition of the Beautiful Losers movement. A self-taught artist, Brough mixes collage, painting and sculpture that taps into base human emotions. His interest in art began to burn as he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. Surfing remains both influence and passion.

Brough’s latest mixed-media output is on display at Chicago’s Art4T Space (210 N. Coast HWY, Chicago, IL) through August 26, 2010. The space is a non-profit venture between JLA Project and Art4T, a arts advocacy agency.

To learn more about Ben Brough head to the jump to view Jesse Fulton’s short film “A Million Charming Creatures” and take a look at more examples of the artist’s work.

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