Ben Snowden – Keep Breathing

Mixed media on cardboard

Painting. Mixed media on cardboard. Box framed with glass front.

79cm by 92cm framed

Guide price: £300

About the piece

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.

About the artist

Contemporary artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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)

I have six paintings in The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting