The practice of British artist Ben Cottrell ranges from collage, painting to sculpture. Central to this is the concept of polarities, both conscious and unconscious, improvised and decided, he creates layered fictions or mythologies which are both physical and psychological. Exploring and at the same time undermining existing cultural contexts.
Ben Cottrell was born in Cornwall and lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited extensively in Europe, taking part in 'Right On, Write Off' at Chapman Fine Arts, London and 'La Boum II' Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf in 2006. In 2007 he had a solo exhibition at 'Galerie Ben Kaufmann', Berlin and he was included in 'Kommando Giotto di Bondone', 'Gió Marconi', Milan in spring this year. For the past six years Cottrell has been co-running 'Forever and a Day Büro' an artist run space based in Berlin with artist, Mariola Groener.