Lot 95 - Ben Edge - Green Man
Oil on canvas paper
Signed on Verso
Ben Edge is an artist, songwriter and folklorist, who over the past 8 years has been obsessively painting and documenting the seasonal folk customs of the British Isles. In 2021 his 'Frontline Folklore' series was exhibited alongside, Simon Costin's 'Museum of British Folklore' collection at the Crypt gallery of the St Pancras new church, in an exhibition titled 'Ritual Britain' that attracted over 10,000 visitors with extensive media coverage and viral exposure across social media. Ben is currently working on his latest series 'Children of Albion' focusing on contemporary folklore practices of Britain.
London Metropolitan University, (2005 – 2008), BA Fine Art
West Kent College, (2002 – 2005), ND fine art - Foundation in Fine Art
21st June - 21st August 2022: Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy, London (invited by Bill Woodrow RA)
2009: BP Portrait award, National Portrait Gallery, London
Solo shows -
2021: ‘Ritual Britain’, Ben Edge and the Museum of British Folklore, Curated by Simon Costin, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras New Church, London
2019: Solo Show (Curated by David Harrison) Cubitt, London
2017: Solo Show, 'Folk Renaissance', HIX ART (Formerly CNB Gallery) London
Art 4 Folk
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I have included a painting of the Green man that represents mans interconnection with the natural world, and a reminder that we must look after it and find new ways to reconnect with it in the face of climate change.
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