Melanie Cove talks about Ben Cove in SPACE
July 2023 – January 2024

“For me, a lot of Ben’s work is about how we occupy space, and what space does to us, what space does to our bodies and how our bodies respond to space – and that’s often in a world that’s not harmonious, often there’s a lot of interruptions and difficulties and hurdles to be negotiated. And then sometimes you can enter a space and it just is so much joy and it can feel at peace. And I think Ben was playing with a lot of these notions of comfort and discomfort in his constructed worlds within his paintings.” Melanie Cove.