Benjamin West

Joined Artfinder: June 2019

Artworks for sale: 21

United Kingdom

About Benjamin West

 
 
  • Biography
    Benjamin West is a multi-disciplinary artist using nature as his main inspiration. Through the mediums of collage, photography, sound, film, and scanography, his practice examines our ever-changing relationship with nature, and investigates the consequences of human activity upon our surroundings.

    Following the principles of natural observational science he passionately collects old books and old photographs. The fragmented, lost, or unwanted resources are combined to examine the human impact upon the natural environment. Issues regarding genetic modification, pollution, and urbanisation define his work. Whilst his work possesses a playfulness, it is also West’s intention to communicate a serious environmental and political statement.

    West was born in Alton, Hampshire in 1974. He graduated from London College of Communication in 1996 with Ba (Hons) in Graphic and Media Design. In 2003 he went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Photography at Falmouth Art College. He has since been involved in many creative projects using a variety of mediums in the UK and around the world.
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    2002 - 2003

    Falmouth Art Collage

    1992 - 1996

    London College of Communication

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    Event: Cut & Paste

    Dates: March 22, 2019 - April 29, 2019

    Venue: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB

    Cut & Paste is a celebration of the skill and art of collage with artists from across the UK and beyond.

    Event: Stormcloud

    Dates: May 9, 2018 - May 19, 2018

    Venue: Brent Artists Resource Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Willesden Green, London NW2 5HT

    Stormcloud draws its inspiration from an essay by John Ruskin, which describes the effects of early industrialisation on weather patterns.

    In this exhibition, West presents a body of graphic and collage work influenced by nature and ecological issues. These works were created by compiling a variety of resources, which are fragmented, lost, or unwanted from West’s surrounding environment. Following the principles of natural observational science, he passionately collects old books, photographs, pressed flowers and plants.

    Discarded botanical and mechanical forms are combined with natural artefacts to examine the human impact upon the natural environment. Genetic modification, pollution, and urbanisation define the works in this exhibition.

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Education

2002 - 2003

Falmouth Art Collage

1992 - 1996

London College of Communication


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Cut & Paste

Dates: March 22, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Venue: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB

Cut & Paste is a celebration of the skill and art of collage with artists from across the UK and beyond.

Event: Stormcloud

Dates: May 9, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Venue: Brent Artists Resource Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Willesden Green, London NW2 5HT

Stormcloud draws its inspiration from an essay by John Ruskin, which describes the effects of early industrialisation on weather patterns.

In this exhibition, West presents a body of graphic and collage work influenced by nature and ecological issues. These works were created by compiling a variety of resources, which are fragmented, lost, or unwanted from West’s surrounding environment. Following the principles of natural observational science, he passionately collects old books, photographs, pressed flowers and plants.

Discarded botanical and mechanical forms are combined with natural artefacts to examine the human impact upon the natural environment. Genetic modification, pollution, and urbanisation define the works in this exhibition.


 

Biography

Benjamin West is a multi-disciplinary artist using nature as his main inspiration. Through the mediums of collage, photography, sound, film, and scanography, his practice examines our ever-changing relationship with nature, and investigates the consequences of human activity upon our surroundings.

Following the principles of natural observational science he passionately collects old books and old photographs. The fragmented, lost, or unwanted resources are combined to examine the human impact upon the natural environment. Issues regarding genetic modification, pollution, and urbanisation define his work. Whilst his work possesses a playfulness, it is also West’s intention to communicate a serious environmental and political statement.

West was born in Alton, Hampshire in 1974. He graduated from London College of Communication in 1996 with Ba (Hons) in Graphic and Media Design. In 2003 he went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Photography at Falmouth Art College. He has since been involved in many creative projects using a variety of mediums in the UK and around the world.