Ben Reader is a Cornish artist and inventor from Penzance. In 2013 he moved to London to study the arts, this is where his expansive collection of portraits took place, this phase was notable for its gloomy yet humorous undertaking. It was also here where the origins of Adella were thought up. After four years Reader relocated to Portugal, where he would create the infamous red gardens amongst other works and bring Adella and the game of crimps into fruition. The crimps is an unfolding sculpture and a board game for 2 to 4 players where players alter the winds to influence their vessels. Reader is currently in Portugal launching his new book Lyonesse and is making preparations for the sequel.
Ben (b. Cornwall) lives and works in Portugal. He graduated with an BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Lyonesse (Solo Exhibition & Book Launch) at Junta do Freguesia do Bonfim (Porto, 2019), Jardins Vermelhos at Candelabro (Porto, 2017), Gaivota at De Liceiras (Porto, 2017).