Ben Chandler is a British multidisciplinary artist who explores how being resonates within the structures we use to organise 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.
"My practice is an ongoing manifestation of my secular introspection and extrospection towards the incremental change of our dynamic world. With influences stemming from Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology, I create with curiosity towards consciousness' place in the universe.
My works act as experiential propositions that seek how recognisable forms and patterns elicit nuanced sensibilities, and vice versa. Throughout one’s exposure to my work, I hope to accommodate the shifting of one’s perceptions to reach understandings of the world not typically achieved in an everyday context.
My works are typically succinct in order to direct attention towards the interrelation of their spatial, temporal, and performative qualities. Technology and process are intrinsic to an artwork’s production and meaning, so they are left on display. Even in the overt simplicity of a particular work’s execution, what is of critical importance is the dynamism at play, as facilitated by the viewer: the perceiving being-in-and-of-the-world."