Ben Howe - "Something To Hold On To" - oil on board *please enquire
Ben Howe (Australia) is an Australian artist who was born in London. Over the course of nearly two decades, he has explored the nature of consciousness, his own personal history and the incongruities of memory through his artwork, in a career which has taken him to England, Germany, China and the USA. He holds a Masters of Fine Art (with Distinction) from RMIT and is the recipient of numerous grants, international residencies and fellowships. Action, isolation and refraction surface as thematic currents in the practice of an artist whose work functions as a platform for broader considerations relating to the physical and subjective self within contemporary society. Ben has developed a signature quasi-scientific aesthetic that is at once hyper-realistic yet reductive. His, at times, stark and lonely works are often derived from preliminary explorations in other media such as sculpture, photography and film; his process distorting the boundaries of the real and the perceived.