Benji Nijenhuis
graduate of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

Broken World and the Beast

Benji’s graduation project started out with a fascination for predators and how humans have become the greatest predator on earth and are trying to control everything. In his research, it appears that if the present human were to become extinct, it is likely that it would have been his own fault, but evolution indicates that a new species of humans will always emerge. What does this post-human look like? With inspiration from sci-fi art, the ancient human and the most dangerous animal species that have ever existed, Benji created a new avant-garde. A person who is even more dangerous and can protect himself even better against the elements of a broken world. A disturbing and paradoxical picture of aggression and couture.