Ben Edmunds (b.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.
He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including “Second Mountain”, Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, 2023); “Closer to the wind”, L21 (Barcelona, 2022); “Happiness”, The Shophouse (Hong Kong, 2022); “Portraits and monochromes”, ARTUAL (Beirut, 2022); “Almost Somewhere”, Choi & Lager Gallery (Seoul, 2021); “It won’t last forever (or maybe it will)” at Tatjana Pieters Gallery (Ghent, 2021); “Where should I go from here?”, Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo, 2019); and “Something unknown is doing we don’t know what”, County Street (London, 2020).