British artist Ben Cove’s practice centers around the concept of exploring social expectation through architecture going far beyond everyday perceptions of environment and social order or following conflicting urges as the seductive representation of utopia as well as the rebellion and rejection of it. His works reference Cove’s contemplative relationship with the plastic environment.
Ben Cove was born in 1974 and currently lives and works in London. He studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham (1993-1996) and Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University (1998-2001). Since his graduation he has taken part in numerous exhibitions around the UK. In 2004 he had a solo exhibition 'New Plastic Universal' presented at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and more recently he was selected as a finalist for 2006 Celeste Art Prize earlier this year. Cove is presently taking part in ACME Studio's Fire Station residency programme; a research and development placement for 2.5 years.