Rhythm Adjust

21 MAY 2021 - 11 JUNE 2021
Ben Gooding, 1708, The Auction Collective Ben Gooding, 1708, The Auction Collective
Ben Gooding, 1708, The Auction Collective
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35. Ben Gooding


Signed (on the reverse)
Hand scored aluminium
70 x 50 x 3 cm. 
Created in 2018 


£1,800 - 2,700

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Rhythm Adjust (35/37)


"The title refers to the number of lines that were required to make it – each line is scored by hand using an etching needle directly into the aluminium." - Ben Gooding, 2021

Gooding's work has largely been grounded in a systems based drawing practice that explores how a structure or composition can be generated from the methodical repetition of a linear form. One of the central concerns of his practice is the phenomenological nature of line. It is bound within the first act of any creative endeavour and in that kinetic instant between point and line an infinite range of possibilities collapse into a discreet, actualised form.

Through a process of superimposition and iteration using simple mathematical and geometric devices, this linear form will start to generate a complex structure or movement that is determined by a set of decisions made prior to the actual production of the work. These are effectively self-generating compositions that follow a program.

Although these works may first appear mechanically produced, they are in fact laboriously hand-crafted and on closer inspection one may discern tiny errors and imperfections that attest to this. And although they are technically ""drawn"" things, they occupy a space between drawing and sculpture, often possessing an object quality.


Education: MA in Fine Art from Central St.Martins College of Art and Design, 2006 - 2007. BA (Hons) 1st class in Fine Art, (Printmaking) from the Cambridge School of Art, 2001 - 2003. Foundation in Art and Design from Suffolk College 2000 - 2001

Recent exhibitions: Iterations, a group exhibition curated by Ben Gooding at Arthouse1 Gallery in Bermondsey, London, 2019. 8 Lines, a group exhibition curated by Saturation Point Projects at Platform A Gallery in Middlesbrough. Chromatic Tensions was exhibited as part of the "Senado Tomado" event during July at the Despina Foundation in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. The Momentum - a group exhibition in the Cellar Gallery at Angus-Hughes, London, 2018

Residencies: One month artist residency for the duration of July at the Despina Foundation in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, 2019. One month artist residency with the Tasarim Bakkali Programme during June on Buyukada Island, Istanbul, 2018.


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