Benjamin Murphy is a visual artist and writer based in London. Primarily, he creates monochromatic figurative artworks using the esoteric medium of electrical tape.
Born in West Yorkshire in 1988, Benjamin now exhibits globally. He holds both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree, specialising in Contemporary Fine Art.
Career highlights include
Exhibitions: The Saatchi Gallery, Beers Contemporary, Subliminal Projects.
Charity Exhibitions: The Serpentine Gallery, Sotheby’s, The Houses Of Parliament, The Wallace Collection.
Benjamin also regularly writes about art theory for a number of magazines, and most of the inspiration for his work comes from classic literature.
He is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London, and has given guest lectures at institutions such as: The University of Salford, The Slade School of Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art, The Churchill War Rooms, Ravenna University, and more.
Some key names include:
Marcel Proust, Honore de Balzac, Jorge Luis Borges, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Roughly 30% of Murphy’s output is for charity, with multiple regular donations of work happening every year. It is estimated he has raised £45,000 for charity since 2012.
You can donate to his favourite charities below, and if you are a charity looking for artwork for an auction, contact via the address at the top.
“Benjamin makes his work about life and death, the perennial concerns of young men.” – Billy Childish
“Yeah, looks alright.” – Grayson Perry
“…this is a multifaceted talent who choses to focus his art on an aesthetic and ethos that is so well-rounded and thought-out that many artists working a lifetime would be jealous of.” – Andrew Salgado