Complexity is derived from great simplicity


Static / Kinetic


Ben Gooding is a British artist who lives and works in London.  Gooding's practice includes drawing, scored aluminium and painted perspex works. 

Gooding is interested in how the use of an underpinning system based on a few basic parameters can generate something highly intricate. Using simple mathematical devices such as iterative sequences, repeated geometric motifs and the variance of particular numerical values relating to integers and angles, a structure will emerge as a visual aggregate of the system that defines it.

One of the central concerns of Gooding's work is the idea that great complexity is derived from great simplicity. 

The work is simultaneously reliant upon and informed by the unpredictability of one thing and the rigidity of another. One a tacit recognition of the "artist's hand", the other concerned with the pure and detached language of mathematics. 

Recent solo exhibitions include 'Edge of Perception' at the Jaydon Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2017) and 'The Determined Line' at Residence Gallery, London. 

 Recent group exhibitions include 'In Line', curated by Becca Pelly-Fry with Saturation Point Projects, at the Griffin Gallery, London (February 2018); 'From Centre', co-curated by Saturation Point Projects and Slate Projects, at the Loud and Western Building, Fulham, London (2015).





selected works