Ben Summers is a British figurative painter and multimedia artist working mainly between the UK and France. Guided by fascination with the natural environment, street art, comic books and latterly the CoBrA Group artists – Ben experimented broadly with painting and printing techniques before arriving at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Summers’ early childhood years were spent living across Europe due to his father’s military occupation, including Malta, Belgium and Germany – before settling in the west of England.
These experiences, although distant memories, have steered much of the foundation for Summers’ paintings. With a continued focus over the last 10 years to document people moving through shifting cultural and environmental landscapes.
In London, Ben furthered his creative reach both visually and musically, whilst commencing successful parallel careers in music promotions, commercial illustration and creative direction.
Summers currently lives and works in North London and in recent months, has collaborated widely with respected arts institutions, curators, and organisations – exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions. He is a founding member of a new artist collective, Lost Language. Artworks are currently held in private collections in Ghana, Nigeria, UK, France, Italy and the US.