McLaughlin's work focuses on themes of human alienation, by presenting everyday subjects dislocated through cropping and unusual view points. The artist uses photography and travel brochures from the 1960's as a starting point for a painting. He likes to play with scale, some oil on panel paintings being as small as postcards and others as large as several feet .
Ben McLauglin was born in the UK and received his BA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He was awarded First Prize honors in 1992 from The Falkiners Fine Paper Young Artists Award. Also in 1992 he received First Prize from the Cohen & Wofke Young Artist Competition, London and First Prize from the Cecio Collins Memorial Prize for Drawing, London. In 1994 and 1996 Ben received the Medaille d’Honneur de la Ville de Sallies de Bearn, France. In 2005 Ben was awarded the Artist’s Residency at The Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut. The artist has exhibited throughout Europe and the US. He has had two solo exhibitions in 2009 and 2012 at Heskin Contemporary.