Born in 1981, Ben Riley is an accomplished British artist based in Staffordshire. Music played a significant role in his journey to becoming a professional artist. Unlike their digital counterparts, the vinyl records utilized in Riley’s artworks are a nature of their own. Appealing to the eye, the ear, and the touch, his portraits are created from vinyl records, broken down into fragments and dust, allowing viewers to feel and visualize the vitality of pressed music which got lost in the digital age.
Since 2002, Riley has been a professional artist focusing on iconic and stimulating portraiture. He has quickly gained notoriety in the capture of the mood, soul, and character of each subject. His original paintings have been cherished by an international audience worldwide. With an accolade of celebrity and professional collectors, Riley’s works have been featured in media, television, and press worldwide.