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Ben Snowden

(b.1986 Keighley)

Contemporary artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK)

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

I have been a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2015, the Platform Open Arts Competition 2015 & 2016, the Black Swan Arts Open 2016, The Bath Open Art Prize 2019, Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019, the Bradford Open Exhibition 2019, the Barbican Arts Group Trust – Artworks Open 2020 and the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21

One of my paintings was featured in ‘Made in Britain – 82 Painters of The 21st Century’ at The National Gallery of Poland in Gdansk (2019) – the first British Painting Exhibition in Poland for 40 years – This Exhibition was organised by The Priseman and Seabrook Collection

My work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe. I have had the great honour of exhibiting alongside artists such as; David Hockney, Cathy Lomax, Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Robert Priseman, Alan Davie, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Enzo Marra, Joan Miro, Terry Greene, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA)

Art Collections

The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting
www.priseman-seabrook.org/collections/21st-century-british-painting/

New Light Collection
www.newlight-art.org.uk/generosity-of-artists-sees-the-collection-grow/

Gallery Representation

Emerge Contemporary based in London (UK)
www.emerge-contemporary.com/ben-snowden

Art Organisations

I’m a current member of the ArtCan organisation – www.artcan.org.uk

Art Agencies

Maggio Art Consultancy based in London
https://www.artsy.net/maggio-art-consultancy/artist/ben-snowden

Press

National Open Art Competition 2015

“Other rising names include Brighton-based artist Lauren Alderslade, who has been selected for her painting Plenty of Fish – a comment on the modern dating game – fine artist Ben Snowden, photographer Isla Jones, and contemporary landscape painter John Hainsworth”

Griffin Rayne Gallery

“This young artist is a real find, we have utter faith in his talent and his work backs up our belief”

Art Publications

Art Hole – October 2020 Issue:5
https://arthole.bigcartel.com/product/art-hole-5

New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/2021 – Exhibition Catalogue
newlight-art.org.uk/prize-exhibition/

Art Reveal Magazine – November 2019
www.artrevealmagazine.com/50th

Made in Britain: 82 Painters of the 21st Century – exhibition catalogue 2019
www.priseman-seabrook.org/collections/21st-century-british-painting/

A5 Magazine – January 2019 Issue
https://a5zine.bigcartel.com/product/a5-magazine-22-january

Wotisart? – January 2019 Issue
https://wotisart.bigcartel.com/product/wotisart-22

Average Art Magazine – January Issue 2019
https://averagearts.bigcartel.com/product/average-art-30

WotisArt? – June 2018 Issue
http://www.wotisart.co.uk/

Average Art Magazine – June 2018 Issue
http://www.averageart.co.uk/

Our Earth – Kunsthuis Gallery – Exhibition Catalogue 2018
http://kunsthuisgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ArtistStatementsOE-1.pdf

Average Art Magazine – February 2018 Issue
http://www.averagearts.bigcartel.com/

Average Art Magazine – May 2017 Issue
http://www.averageart.co.uk/

National Open Art Competition – Exhibition Catalogue 2015
http://www.nationalopenart.org/noa.php

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Ben Snowden's art

    You Don't Wear Pain Very Well

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    Emptiness Is Swallowing Everything I loved

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    Forever Lost

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    Senses Sharp, Muscles Tense

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    Taking Arrows

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    Taking The Heart

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You Don't Wear Pain Very Well

Artist: Ben Snowden
Original Status: Available
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Original price: £425
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Emptiness Is Swallowing Everything I loved

Artist: Ben Snowden
Original Status: Available
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Original price: £325
How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

Forever Lost

Artist: Ben Snowden
Original Status: Available
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Original price: £425
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Senses Sharp, Muscles Tense

Artist: Ben Snowden
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Original price: £265
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Taking Arrows

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Original price: £450
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Taking The Heart

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Missing Piece

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Waiting For The Bad Dream

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A Certain Sadness

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Fight Or Flight

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Contemporary Portraits

Contemporary Portraits

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Date: From 13/11/2021 To 20/11/2021
Location: Sheffield, UK

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"I have a firm belief that art can be created from anything – you just have to be resourceful and think beyond surface value"

Ben Snowden's art

    You Don't Wear Pain Very Well

    Artist: Ben Snowden
    Original Status: Available
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    Original price: £425
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Emptiness Is Swallowing Everything I loved

    Artist: Ben Snowden
    Original Status: Available
    Print Status: Not available
    Original price: £325
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Forever Lost

    Artist: Ben Snowden
    Original Status: Available
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    Original price: £425
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    Senses Sharp, Muscles Tense

    Artist: Ben Snowden
    Original Status: Available
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    Original price: £265
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Taking Arrows

    Artist: Ben Snowden
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    Original price: £450
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    Taking The Heart

    Artist: Ben Snowden
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    Original price: £450
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

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    Past Exhibitions

    I have been a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2015, the Platform Open Arts Competition 2015 & 2016, the Black Swan Arts Open 2016, The Bath Open Art Prize 2019, Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019, the Bradford Open Exhibition 2019, the Barbican Arts Group Trust – Artworks Open 2020 and the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21. One of my paintings was featured in ‘Made in Britain – 82 Painters of The 21st Century’ at The National Gallery of Poland in Gdansk (2019) – the first British Painting Exhibition in Poland for 40 years – This Exhibition was organised by The Priseman and Seabrook Collection. My work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe. I have had the great honour of exhibiting alongside artists such as; David Hockney, Cathy Lomax, Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Robert Priseman, Alan Davie, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Enzo Marra, Joan Miro, Terry Greene, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA).
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    "I have a firm belief that art can be created from anything – you just have to be resourceful and think beyond surface value"