Ben Ashton is a London-based visual artist specialising in (hyper-) realistic portraits and sophisticated immersive installations. Ashton's work combines technical precision in execution with diversity in content. Ashton's own body and a self-ironic reflection of his own cultural (British) heritage are often at the centre of his work. Ben Ashton's works were shown at the BP Portrait Awards 2012 and 2014. Thus Ashton joins a fine selection of exceptional portrait artists who can be counted among the most promising positions in contemporary portrait art.