Ben Robinson is an emerging artist currently residing in Sydney, Australia. His developing practice concerns the many facets of the human condition, utilising photography and moving-image as his preferred method of documentation.
In 2017 he completed a Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media (with Honours) at the University of Technology, Sydney. His thesis explored the many ways in which the here-and-now can be archived through the means of an analog photographic practice.
In 2016, Ben travelled to Tasmania’s Mount Field National Park to create In Solitude. Basing his enquiry on Henry David Thoreau’s 1852 book Walden, his aim was to better understand the premise of Thoreau’s memoir; to live deliberately, and to front the essential facts of life.¹
Over the four day period of complete isolation from society, Ben documented each intriguing observation that took place, and developed an ongoing interest in isolated environments, and how a photographic practice can illustrate the relationship between nature and the metropolis.
In 2017, Ben created Time, exposed which adopts an unconventional analog printing process to illustrate the passage of time. The light-sensitive nature of the series sees a material transformation in the appearance of the series throughout the course of each exhibition period. As time gradually goes by, the prints are subject to a subtle, yet irreversible chemical reaction.
In 2018, Ben is travelling through Spain to undertake a two week artist residence at Joya: Air, Almeria, Spain in which he produce new work in response to the desolate, remote landscape.