Ben Chandler
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Ben Chandler

ArtistSouthend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Ben Chandler

ArtistSouthend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
About me
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.
Projects
  • Bring Them Up To Lay You Down (2019)
    Bring Them Up To Lay You Down (2019)Durational performance that explores the dynamics of care and control between generations as they rise and fall through time. The final result of a One Week Residency at Space Clarence Mews in Hackney, London. spaceclarencemews.com/
  • Collaboration: Subsidium Vitae (2018)
    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
Work history
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    Sponsorship RunnerFrieze Masters
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Director of PhotographyFire and Iron Productions
    Southend-on-Sea, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Art
  • Multimedia
  • Photoshop
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Audacity
  • Adaptability
Education
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    BA hons Fine ArtBCU
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Achieved: 1st Class.
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    BTEC Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignSouth Essex College
     - Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Achieved: Distinction My Story: https://www.southessex.ac.uk/my-story/ben-chandler
Awards
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    Nominated: Best Cinematography168 Film Project
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    Best in Show: Fine ArtSouth Essex College
    For Foundation Diploma Show: ‘TIRO’.
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