b.1990 Sheffield

Benjamin Edwin Slinger is a northern born visual artist based in London, their practise deals with social, economic and politically driven dystopian themes through material assemblage, drawing, painting and writing.

Abuse of power, masculinity and the semiotics of civil disobedience are examined using visual cues from design history and sci-fi/fantasy universes in order to examine the social relationship of class, violence and perceptions of class within popular culture. 

The work examines the failings of parody as a critically rigorous vehicle by replicating it as a gesture alongside popular characters, political cartoons and depictions of state representatives. These symbols are broken down and reformed into pseudo states reflecting their histories and contemporary positions


Leeds College of Art - Foundation, 2009

Goldsmiths University of London - BFA, 2013

School of The Damned - Alternative MA, 2015

Selected Exhibitions

Dungeon Inc., Darren Flook, London 2023

A Tall Order, Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale, 2023

Souvenir, Bye Bye Gallery, London, 2022

Within Reach, Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2022

A Medieval Choreography, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, 2021

Strawberry Hill, The Orange Garden, London, 2020

The Proletariat Book Club : Name Drops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, Becky’s, London 2019

Docile Bodies, Vitrine Gallery, London, 2018

From The Island of Truffles to the Kingdom of Misunderstandings, HA HA Gallery, Southampton, 2017

A Vanitas Painting, SERF, Leeds, 2017

An Endless Futurist Dream ; Only in Daylight Do We See The Real Terror, LARA, London, 2017

Closest Thing to Wearing Nothing, M.I/mi1glisse, Berlin, 2016

Trace Programme, Aspirational Living, Nottingham, 2016

A British Art Show, Meyohas, New York, 2015


Falling Tulips; The Icebox Chronicles, a part of Montez Press Radio London (Radio broadcast of audio work) 2019

A Nationalist’s Semiotics, a part of The Interjection Calendar, Montez Press (Publication) 2017


Another magazine, ‘The Artist Exploring Northern Working-Class Cultural Identity’ 2021 read here