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Ben Crawford is a figurative painter. He takes inspiration from a variety of sources, and uses a mixture of mediums to make his work, from traditional painting techniques with oil and synthetic polymer, to spray paint and mono-printing. Surreal elements transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm, bursting with colour and charged with mystery. Figures, architecture and landmarks drawn from his life imbue Ben’s paintings with a sense of narrative, anchoring his work tentatively to reality. It is this idea of ‘mythologising memory’ that fuels his work.