Ben Elliot

"Ben Elliot (born in 1994) lives and works in Paris. Often sharing his work through long term and multiform projects, Ben Elliot’s practice addresses contemporary subjects such as influence marketing, high-speed media channels and contemporary devices. Most of his works federate a group, taking place in contexts with a blurry border between the contemporary art setting and the social life environment. Ben Elliot extends his persona through communication tools using the strategies of influencers, social medias, digital contents, product placement, partnerships and contracts; not limiting its economic system to the patrons-collectors-galleries but also integrating other players. The artist often partners with companies from contemporary industries such as tech, advanced lifestyles and entertainment to highlight the concepts and values that they carry. By using and spreading the forms, ideas and mechanisms of our time, Ben Elliot explores the new systems of emerging trends, creation of values, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, decentralized internet, and in general innovation. He is currently developing a new project. Perfect Paintings is a series of works based on an aggregation of data on the most popular paintings in contemporary art. Each work is automatically generated by a software studying figures and statistics on appreciated sizes, colors and formats, both in terms of price value as well as from a pop and institutional perspective. Painting is known for being a leading medium on the art market. This project aims to open a path on the conception of the ideal art object, using innovative ways of generating forms and meanings."

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