Biography



(b.1986 Keighley)

Contemporary artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK)

My work explores the relationships and ideas between subject and emotion, combining visceral energy with experience through painting. Inspired by the natural world, poetry and memory, I use the language of abstraction to create work that emphasises on mood and expression to determine the overall feeling of the paintings. I predominantly work with enamel, spray paint, graphite and household paints on materials such as paper, board, card, textiles and wood that I find in everyday life. My main focus is to create work that evokes the senses and ultimately communicates a positive and constructive view of the world

I have been a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2015, Platform Open Arts Competition 2015/16 and Black Swan Arts Open 2016. I have also been shortlisted for the New Light Art Prize Exhibition 2013, RA Summer Exhibition 2015 and National Open Art Competition 2016

My work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe. I have had the great honour of exhibiting alongside artists such as; Frank Auerbach, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Enzo Marra, Joan Miro, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA)

Art Collections

The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting
www.priseman-seabrook.org/collections/21st-century-british-painting/

Art Agencies

Maggio Art Consultancy based in London
https://www.artsy.net/maggio-art-consultancy/artist/ben-snowden

Press

National Open Art Competition 2015

“Other rising names include Brighton-based artist Lauren Alderslade, who has been selected for her painting Plenty of Fish – a comment on the modern dating game – fine artist Ben Snowden, photographer Isla Jones, and contemporary landscape painter John Hainsworth”

Griffin Rayne Gallery

“This young artist is a real find, we have utter faith in his talent and his work backs up our belief”

Art Publications

WotisArt? – June 2018 Issue
http://www.wotisart.co.uk/

Average Art Magazine – June 2018 Issue
http://www.averageart.co.uk/

Our Earth – Kunsthuis Gallery – Exhibition Catalogue 2018
http://kunsthuisgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ArtistStatementsOE-1.pdf

Average Art Magazine – February 2018 Issue
http://www.averagearts.bigcartel.com/

Average Art Magazine – May 2017 Issue
http://www.averageart.co.uk/

National Open Art Competition – Exhibition Catalogue 2015
http://www.nationalopenart.org/noa.php

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