Jehan-Benjamin Tarain alias Jben, 39, is a project manager and web designer by profession. He discovered beach art in March 2014, the concept really appealed to him and it wasn’t long before he made his first attempts on the beaches of the Royan estuary, a playground trodden since his childhood.
He is now recognized under the artist pseudo Jben and works mainly on the beaches of Charente-Maritime where he is from.
His many years of experience in sand and snow sculpture allowed him to quickly achieve great things. Today, this “seaside” art, beyond being a passion, is also its activity. This allowed him in particular to draw on many beaches in France and even beyond the borders to materialize certain projects: New York, Holland, England, Portugal and Morocco.
He make personalized designs on the beach to associations, companies or individuals who wish to offer themselves innovative communication. He also regularly conduct Beach Art workshops for all types of audiences.
He regularly shares his work on social networks to give a few moments of reverie in the daily life of his audience.
Beach art is an ephemeral art, which is to draw on the wet sand at low tide. It can be practiced on small or large surfaces. Beaches often offer a beautiful space, so I opted for the second option.
It is possible to draw on the beach with what is at hand, including the pieces of wood that can sometimes border the beach. However, the most suitable tools because it allows another to the filling is the rake.
A rudimentary art, therefore, derived from land art, where it rubs nature, playing with the elements. Every day a new canvas with which the artist makes body to make eyes sparkle walkers.
I discovered the beach art through my Internet navigation via the work of other artists and I practice now since March 2014. My experience in sand sculpture or snow sculpture allowed me to quickly become comfortable this new discipline, which quickly became a passion. Beyond the pleasure of the finished work, the creative process in nature has also become a need, like a desire to reconnect.