Benjamin Wachenje started his career as a spray can artist and went on to study Fine Art and Graphic design from Camberwell School of Arts. His artwork continues to be influenced by the early hip-hop movement and contemporary street culture. Following his graduation, Benjamin was awarded artist in residence at Bedford Hill Gallery. His first solo exhibition 'Open Mic', was a series of portraits that documented underground British hip-hop artists.
Since then he has been a contributor for numerous lifestyle magazines and newspapers including, The Guardian, The Independent, Newsweek, Wire, Rolling Stone and Time. Benjamin has been kept busy with mostly illustration and animation briefs and collaborations with advertising agencies. He has developed national campaigns for Timberland, British Telecom, BBC, MTV, Levi’s, Nike, Toyota, Microsoft, Virgin Atlantic, SNCF, Columbia Records and Rockstar Games.