Ben Chandler is a multimedia artist from Southend-on-Sea who explores how being resonates in the structures that we use to organise our reality. Currently intrigued by art’s ability to materialise philosophical concerns, Chandler intervenes material with language to challenge one’s perceptions and sense-of-self in the world with attention to space, time, and gesture. Since being endorsed as ‘Highly Commended’ by the Royal Society of British Artists in 2013, Chandler studied a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at South Essex College in 2014, and has recently achieved his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Birmingham School of Art.
- Collaboration: Subsidium Vitae (2018)Two hundred years on from Caspar David Friedrich’s painting ‘Wanderer Above The Sea Fog’ (1818), another lone figure finds itself looking out at the world, but it is instead caught in a purgatorial state, endlessly alternating between playing forward and playing in reverse. What was paint is now compartmentalized video; what was searching for the Sublime is now caught in a secularized subversion. 'Subsidium Vitae' is Latin for ‘Life Support’, which refers to the technological setup that works t
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