Ben Lloyd

Ben Lloyd

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Community worker

I am a visual artist and an art educator. My work ranges from drawing, collage and painting to large sculptural projects. I live and work in West Wales.

The most recent large projects have focussed on the movements of people through migration, tourism, colonisation, escapism and slavery.  The people of these movements do not feature in the artwork and aspects of their culture appear abandoned or displayed as if in a museum.  My installations are often characterised by his use of the repeat found object such as: mobile phones, castle stones, tourist artefacts and disposable lighters.

My paintings and pictures are on a constant trawl through the world of constructed imagery.  Titles are taken from pop culture to draw the viewer in and to play on words and out culture. Images are viewed as equal, and borrowed equally from banal domesticity, global news that leaks into the domestic scene and also self-reference the artist and studio.

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Location St. Davids, Wales
Activities Further education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Project management, Studio practice, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Website http://www.benlloyd.co.uk