Approved: 13.06.2013

Benjamin Else

Artist, Maker, Technician

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Approved: 13.06.2013

Benjamin Else is an artist working predominantly in the medium of photography. Although the photograph is normally the final destination, his working methods intertwine ideas and aesthetics from diverse areas ranging from cinema to sculpture, street art to painting taking inspiration from literature, science, mythology and many other areas along the way.
"The balance between man made structures

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Artist Statement

Benjamin Else is an artist working predominantly in the medium of photography. Although the photograph is normally the final destination, his working methods intertwine ideas and aesthetics from diverse areas ranging from cinema to sculpture, street art to painting taking inspiration from literature, science, mythology and many other areas along the way. "The balance between man made structures and technologies and the natural world is an ongoing theme that to some extent features in most of my work. Sometimes subtly and other times more explicitly". Having recently graduated from the BA (hons) Photography course at Southampton Solent University he is currently producing a show at the Showcase gallery in Southampton as part of a summer residency scheme. After the residency he plans to go into full time work to build up some funds, with a view to studying for an MA in the future. Whilst working he will be completing some ongoing projects that were started alongside his university work.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

  • 2013 - BA (Hons) Photography, Southampton Solent University, Southampton
  • 2010 - Art Foundation, City College, Southampton 

Exhibitions (group)

  • 2014 - Art in the Ark, The Ark Centre, Basingstoke
  • 2014 - New Greenham Open, New Greenham Arts, Newbury
  • 2014 - Timeslip, FAB2014, Bath
  • 2013 - Six Degrees Forward, Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton
  • 2013 - MXXIX, SSU / The Printspace, Southampton / Hoxton
  • 2012 - Methods and Approaches, The Marlands, Southampton
  • 2011 - Untold Connections, SSU, Southampton 

Curated projects

  • 2013 - Transmission:Play (joint curator), Quay Arts, Newport (Isle of Wight)

Publications Featured In

  • Axis Notes - January 2014
  • Photoworks Annual - Issue 20