Benjamin JeanJean

Searching for reality in the unconscious, broadening the human logic with absurdity, following a philosophy based on irrationality — French artist Benjamin JeanJean draws the inspiration for his work from the surrealist movement. Surreal means 'unreal', something that only exist in our dreams, and it's those covert dreams that the 28 year old wants to bring to life with his drawings and photographs.

It's his passion for the unknown and the unusual that makes Benjamin JJ such a great artist,surfer, photographer and designer. He likes traveling to exotic surf destinations like the Congo, or experimenting with retro shapes. His art is the result of a constant search for an open mind. Deeply rooted in the surf and skateboard culture, Benjamin JJ follows life at his own pace on the French Atlantic coast: he drives a 1965 404 Peugeot; lives in an old house he renovated himself, packed with vintage furniture and art pieces; surfs on an old school longboard and takes pictures with a medium format analog camera.Time seems timeless for him.

Desillusion x Benjamin Jean Jean x RVCA

RVCA proudly presents an exclusive collaboration with Desillusion Magazine and French ANP Artist Benjamin JeanJean. Originally conceived in 2013 the collaboration began by creating a small batch of unique, hand designed surf boards featuring over 90 tattoo inspired artworks drawn and shaped by Benjamin JeanJean with a heavy emphasis on repetition and accumulation. We are happy to announce the extension of this project, culminating in a full clothing line collection. Photography by Pierre David, Video by Pierre David & Nathan Foster, featuring Beau Foster & Eleonore Remondiere.

Take a look inside: Benjamin JeanJean

Take a look inside: RVCA Europe Advocate Benjamin JeanJean Filmed by Pierre David and Edited by Pierre and Sebastien Zanella (Desillusion magazine) Music: Mountains - Living Lens, The Curse of Singapor Sling - No Soul Man, Taj Mahal - Stagger Lee


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