Benny Ekman, Sweden.
‘Virgin Angel’ captures innocence and beauty, providing comfort and safety for her guests. But as with the wings of Ikaros, hers, too, will one day melt.
Benny Ekman is a Swedish artist who works mainly with paint on canvas. He spent eleven years of his childhood in Australia, where he was greatly influenced by the straightforwardness of aboriginal art. Benny has undeniable respect for the female body, a trait utilized often in his work. Benny is the sole recipient of the Mary Kiss, a trophy of lipstick and love that he wears proudly on his cheek whenever he builds a suite at the ICEHOTEL.