On the occasion of his newest solo show, Abstract Figurativism: Loving Fiercely, at BSMT in London's Dalston, Radio Juxtapoz sat down with Ben Wakeling for a special conversation about art, healing, community, loss, grief and love.

As the Artist in Residence of the North London Trust NHS Arts Programme that he helped found, Wakeling collaborates with patients experiencing episodes of mania or psychosis. The beauty of the works lies in both the sublime brushstokes and the channeling of energy, creating something fresh and introspective for abstract painting. You don't want to miss this one.

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