“Boxed” by Ben Risk (2018)
“Boxed” by Ben Risk (2018).
Canvas on stretch frame.
Dimensions: 81.5 cm x 112 cm
Inspired by the scene in ‘Trigger Mortis’ where Bond is buried alive.
The artwork was created for TO PAINT A DEADLY PICTURE, a charity art project organised by Eazl, with the permission of Ian Fleming Publications.
About Ben Risk:
Risk’s work draws upon a wealth of sources; philosophy, poetry, film, travel and daily encounters - translating unconscious thoughts and imagination into paintings. His highly personal, reimagined ‘scapes’ reference the real world, but evoke a dream-like quality rich in narrative and possibility.
Eazl CIC is a creative social enterprise that organises projects, exhibitions and events focused on art and music. Recent projects included a UK-wide touring exhibition endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney and inspired by ‘Images of a Woman’, the only painting ever made by The Beatles.
About Ian Fleming Publications:
Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing. Their aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming’s books worldwide and keep the James Bond brand alive through the publication of new stories by contemporary authors.
Image credit: The artwork is shown above on display at Bletchley Park in 2018. Images by Jakob Ebrey Photography, copyright Bletchley Park.
TO PAINT A DEADLY PICTURE is a charity art project featuring specially commissioned artworks inspired by James Bond novels, including classics by Sir Ian Fleming, as well as the latest two books by Anthony Horowitz.
The artwork was exhibited at Bletchley Park in 2018 and is now being sold in support of three UK charities nominated by Horowitz and fellow writers Charlie Higson and Steve Cole, the authors of the ‘Young Bond’ series of novels.
Coram Beanstalk is a national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading. The charity recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in primary schools and early years settings.
Kidscape is the anti-bullying charity that helps.
6% of children experience severe bullying. We work directly with children and families experiencing bullying. We empower children and families with confidence and assertiveness to stop bullying. We provide practical support to parents worried about bullying. We train professionals in bullying prevention and intervention.
The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. We work closely with partners to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Reading Agency is funded by Arts Council England.