Available Works

Biography

Ben Stephenson (b.1990, UK) is a British artist exploring notions and misconceptions of the Exotic, especially that which has been mystified and romanticised throughout the canons of Eurocentric art history. These misrepresentations of the exoticised Other and their natural environment, as well as how we may perceive ourselves as an outsider to this sense of Otherness, led him to travel to Latin America where he has explored diverse holistic views and animistic belief systems of indigenous communities. In doing so he is considering how they may confront a more individualistic western perspective. His work explores notions of shared history and the human experience. In essence how the viewer can relate to and empathise with the imagined Other through stories and images. He is interested in the ways in which these stories transform as living things in themselves and so he combines sourced images with observational drawings to create fantastical narratives referencing folk-lore and myths to create a kind of fantastic realism much like the self-mythologizing of the artists he pays homage to. Ben lives and works in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. To request additional works please contact specialist@aucart.com

Education

BA, Wimbledon College of Art, 2011-2014

Diploma, Central Saint Martins, 2011-2011

Private Collections

University of the Arts, London, UK
Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, UK

Press

2020, Story Behind The Artwork, ArtVerge

2020, Featured Artist Interview, YNGSPC

Exhibitions

2021, Genesis in the Retort, BEMA Space, Queretaro, Mexico (Group)
2020, Nada, Outsiders Gallery, Queretaro, Mexico (Group)
2018, Kafig, The RYDER Projects, Bethnal Green, London, UK (Group)
2017, Tribe, OXO Bargehouse, London, UK (Group)
2017, Summer Salon, Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, OpenStudios, ART Licks weekend, Space Studios, Deborah House, Hackney, London, UK (Group)
2016, Origins 2-1, Crocs Vs. Apes, Bond House, New Cross, London, UK (Solo)
2016, Sound and Vision Painting Show, Bellwood and Wright Fine Art, Lancaster, UK (Group)
2016, Sometimes, The Only Way Up Is Down, The Owl Barn, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK (Solo)
2016, Four Young Painters, The Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate,
London, UK (Group)
2015, Ceaseless Ennui, The Crypt Gallery, King Cross, London, UK (Group)
2015, The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square,
London, UK (Group)
2015, Drawn, Number 57 Gallery, New Cross, London, UK (Group)
2015, Damp Spring, 10 French Place, Shoreditch, London, UK (Group)
2015, Spaghetti Western and Other Short Stories, 27 Paces Gallery, Wimbledon, London, UK (Solo)
2014, Clyde and Co Art Award Exhibit, Clyde and Co Lawfirm, Aldgate, London, UK (Group)
2014, CHRONOSTASIS, Harts Lane Studios, New Cross Gate, London, UK (Group)
2014, Wimbledon College of Art Summer Show, Wimbledon, London, UK (Group)
2014, CAPSTICKS, Capsticks law firm, Wimbledon, London, UK (Group)