At Home With The Ashtons

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Simon Oldfield Gallery is pleased to present At Home with the Ashtons, a new series of paintings and installations by Ben Ashton; his second UK solo show.

Ashton distils the domestic rituals of life and presents snapshots of everyday life in his studio, where he lives and works with his wife, Fiona; capturing them and their guests in public and private moments of work and play.  Ashton gives the viewer permission to be the voyeur and enter private moments of the mundane.

Ashton gained a First Class degree in Fine Art from Newcastle University and a Masters from the Slade School of Fine Art (2006-2008). Selected exhibitions and residencies: The House of Voltaire 2010 in collaboration with Princess Julia (in support of Studio Voltaire); solo exhibition at Simon Oldfield Gallery 2009; artist-in-residence at the 2008 Slade Summer School; Ascension, London, 2008 and current artist-in-residence at The Bloomsbury Studio (2008-2011).

Ben Ashton / BP Portrait Award 2012

Ben Ashton has been selected to exhibit new work, Lindsay Lohan - pictured below - in the BP Portrait Award 2012, which opens on 21 June 2012 at The National Portrait Gallery.  The work will then tour as part of more