Benjamin Wright Makes Glam Rock Wookiees, Sentient Donuts And Traveling Ladies With Vintage Luggage [Art]
Benjamin Wright is an artist who works in a variety of media. Sometimes he transforms old Playmobil toys into Wookiees and gang members from The Warriors; sometimes he builds his own toys. He creates installations of hidden corners from alternate universes. And he makes comics and illustrations, from sophisticated globetrotting women to a version of Batman with much sadder rogues.
One of Wright’s particularly interesting projects is the Hyperion subway station installation he created in 2009. He envisions the fiction city of Hyperion, which sits in the body of a great metal titan, and created one of the city’s dingy subway stations, complete with posters and a kiosk selling sweets from the world.