An avid musician and "fine arts" major, Ben Moon is immersed in a diverse artistic culture. Ben's artwork can be found in numerous art shows and exhibitions through out the world including New York, London, New Orleans, Bejiin as well as several appearances at Miami’s prestigious "ART BASEL." The entertainer side of Ben Moon has him regularly performing at some of the hottest clubs New York City has to offer. Ben Moon's fascination into the different ways in which his love of creating both sonic and visual elements could be combined to create a heightened emotional effect is what sets him apart from other artists.
Ben Moon's latest project ROKLYFE marks the full realization of his longstanding fascination with the integration of sonic and visual elements, resulting in a fully immersive environmental art piece where the viewer feels as though they’ve literally stepped inside one of his frenetic paintings. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory Parties and the "ART HAPPENINGS" of the late 1960's, Ben Moon uses a combination of projected visuals, interactive social media, as well as live, and pre recorded music to create a nexus where art and life come together into a radical new experience, "The World of Ben Moon."
Favorite Associations - Multimedia, Environmental art, underground art, "mashup" culture, Rave culture, N.Y.C. Art scene, Gagosian Gallery, Jeffery Dietch Gallery, Art Bazel, Miami Scope Art Fair, "free Jazz", Abstract expressionism.
Favorite Artists - Andy Warhol, Jean Michelle Basquiat, Marcell Duchamp, Salvadore Dali, Picasso, Hundertwasser
Favorite DJs/Music - Swedish House Mafia, Zedd, Ritchie Hawton, Tritonal, Madeon, Ron van den Beuken, Monikkr, Valentin, Porter Robinson, Dj Arty, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, U2
Favorite Clubs - Webster Hall, Loak, Westway, Marquee, Cutting room, "Downtown" NYC
Other related topics - Celebrity, Charlotte Ronson Afterparty, "Vibe Magazine - Rising Star Of Music", EDM, Electro, Dubstep, ROKLYFE, Interactive, "Art of the future", Factory Parties, "Art Happenings".
When VIBE last spoke with Ben Moon, he mentioned his life changing environmental art piece “ROKLYFE” and hopes to impact humankind through its shared experience. “I’ve always held the conviction that I was meant to contribute something to the greater fabric of human culture,” Ben told VIBE. “All the paths that I’ve taken, and work that I’ve done has been in the hope that I was moving towards this goal.” [READ MORE & WATCH THE VIDEO HERE]