Ben McLaughlin

Ben McLaughlin’s London gallery describes his paintings in “Anyone Awake?” as “pictorial compounds – potentially humorous or unsettling tangles of the once real and the imperfectly remembered, framed through their titles by the date of their manifestation and a corresponding context from that day’s news.” His paintings in oil are sometimes as small as a postcard, while others are as large as several feet, often uses photographs and travel brochures from the 1960s as a starting point for his work. McLaughlin was born in the UK and received his BA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He was awarded First Prize honors in 1992 from The Falkiners Fine Paper Young Artists Award, and that same year he received First Prize from the Cohen & Wofke Young Artist Competition, London and First Prize from the Cecio Collins Memorial Prize for Drawing, London. In 1994 and 1996 Ben received the Medaille d’Honneur de la Ville de Sallies de Bearn, France. In 2005 Ben was awarded the Artist’s Residency at The Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut. His work has benn exhibited throughout Europe and the US. In addition to Wilson Stephens & Jones in the UK, he is represented by two galleries in the United States, Heskin Contemporary, New York, and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco. For more information, please visit his website.