Ben Snowden

www.bensnowdenartist.com

I am a Contemporary Artist based in Bradford.

My work explores the relationships and ideas between subject and emotion, combining visceral energy with experience through painting. Inspired by the human form, poetry and the natural world, 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 and household paints on materials such as paper, board, card, cloth 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 London and Yorkshire with artists such as; Frank Auerbach, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Joan Miro, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA).