Most people know artist Ben Wilson for his thousands of miniature paintings on discarded pieces of chewing gum.

Often carrying personal messages or meanings suggested by people he happens to meet, the ‘gum pics’ have amazed and delighted pedestrians since he began creating them in 2004.

But his work is far more varied and complex, and involves a rich diversity of materials and media.

From his paintings on tiny ceramic tiles to his vast outdoor sculptural environments, Ben works in a consciously spontaneous way, allowing each artwork to evolve from its place and its time.


Correspondences – A Ben Wilson Retrospective

Ben’s work will be on display at London’s Hoxton Gallery in  Correspondences, an exhibition  curated by Chiara Famengo. It runs from September 22nd to 30th between 11am and 6pm each day. Ben will lead two events – a workshop  on Sunday 26th at 11:30 am, and a walk exploring a hidden Shoreditch art trail on Thursday 30th at 6pm. Details

Travel Things Museum – Talk Event 2021

On Saturday 25th September Ben is giving a talk at the Brixton Tate Library as part of an event presented by Travel Things Museum. You can attend live or watch online. Details and tickets


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