Benjamin Buchanan was born in New Plymouth , New Zealand in 1973. He studied Fine Arts at both Dunedin and Auckland University in New Zealand. His practice is engaged with abstraction and pattern making in historical and contemporary terms.
While in India, Buchanan has been inspired by the patterning in everyday culture, from auto decorations to temples. He has amassed a new body of 40 small works on paper and is using these for a large scale temporary installation at 1.Shanthiroad.
Benjamin’s residency at 1.Shanthiroad is supported by the Asia-New Zealand Foundation.