Ben Quesnel explores the socio-economic boundaries and separations within the American economy. With his artwork, he connects all members of his community together. His reflection and closer examination of our consumerist society forces us to contemplate our own habits. Rather than critique he wants to bring awareness to issues that still dominate our society. His powerful message makes us think about our own consumption and materialism.
When I think of pop culture I think of American spending and consumption, which is in fact an important layer to our country’s stability right now. I don’t think it’s bad that people are spending money–our country needs that. However, it is unfortunate that the money isn’t more evenly distributed and there is such an economic divide created by capitalism.
Read the full interview with Ben Quesnel in Dekit Magazine’s Issue 6:Sway here