Ben Edmunds (born in 1994, Norwich, UK) lives and works in London. As an artist, his practice spans painting and sculpture, and he is the director of Aspirational Equipment Ltd., an artist’s objects company founded in 2019. He received a BA in Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts (2016), and an MA in Painting from Royal College of Art (2018) where he was awarded the Hine Prize for Painting.
His practice is deeply rooted in his background as a sailor and windsurfer, and his work focuses on the crossover between these adventure sports, luxury lifestyle pursuits and colour field painting. He is interested in the possibilities of abstraction as a transcendental experience, likening it to climbing a mountain or sailing in open water. He questions the assumed anti-utilitarianism of painting, proposing the artwork as a form of equipment.
2016 – 2018 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2013 – 2016 Wimbledon College of Art, BA Painting
2023: Second Mountain, Tatjana Pieters, Belgium (BE)
2022: Happiness, The Shophouse, Hong Kong (HK)
Closer to the wind, L21 Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
2021: Universal Tomorrow, Manchester (UK)
Almost Somewhere, Choi&Lager Gallery, Seoul (KR)
It won’t last forever (or maybe it will), Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Gent (BE)
2020: Happiness TM, The Shophouse, Hong Kong (HK)
2019: Where should I go from here?, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
2017: Lost Horizons, Noble Studios, London (UK)
Kick Off, Carousel, London (UK)