I was recently interviewed about my upcoming show with Delphian Gallery. It is perhaps my favourite interview to date, and can be read [HERE].
Thanks to Moneeka and Nicole.
My fifth solo show LAVISH ENTROPY opens on the 10th of July
Here is some information from the press release.
British contemporary artist Benjamin Murphy opens his brand new exhibition, Lavish Entropy at Delphian Gallery in July 2018. His work is renowned for its intricate detail included in his monochromatic, figurative, line-drawings in the unusual medium of electrical tape.
He will be exhibiting a new body of his signature tape drawings including some never seen before 3D works alongside more diverse parts of his practice including hand stitched pieces and ceramics.
Much of the work is made in Murphy’s signature style, that of painting using only black electrical tape on glass. For the past year, Murphy has been working on some new 3D tape paintings, by creating the images on three separate panes of glass, and housing them all within one frame, with a gap in between each. When the viewer moves around the works, a parallax shift effect gives the works depth. This show will bring together the diverse parts of his practice, including some of his hand-stitched paper drawings alongside his more typical tape paintings. Benjamin has also been experimenting with ceramics, and the disordered naivety of these contrasts perfectly with the meticulous preciseness of his other works.
The work is inspired by the classic literature Murphy read as research for his first play Flowering Desolation, completed in early 2018. French Naturalism and Literary Modernism are major influences, with the works of Marcel Proust playing an especially important part. The exhibition opens on what would have been Proust’s 147th birthday.
As well as his other works, Lavish Entropy will include a single page from Flowering Desolation, which has never been seen by the public.
Quickly following the close of Lavish Entropy, Murphy will be exhibiting at The Saatchi Gallery for a second time, showing a screenprint of one of the key pieces in Lavish Entropy.
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I’m very happy to announce that I’ve been invited to judge this year’s London Loop art prize.
The other judges include Turner Prize winner Joe Halligan (as part of Assemble), singer Aluna George, and Lee Bofkin. Prizes include a trip to NYC and £10k for the overall winner, so I hope you all got your entries in!
I’ll be uploading photos of the awards party to my Instagram so make sure to follow me there – @benjaminmuphy_
SAVE THE DATE – July 10th 2018
My fifth solo show to open in West London on Proust’s birthday with Delphian Gallery.
More details will be announced soon, but sign up to my mailing list at the top of this page or email INFO@BENJAMINMURPHY.INFO to be added to the list.
New tape drawing taking shape.
Here’s a little tape portrait after a photograph by Man Ray. (Sold)
My first full-sized lino print since 2015 is now available!
A2 linopint (hand drawn, cut, and printed)
Torn-edged Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco paper.
Edition of 17.
Follow the Prints link at the top of this page to purchase, or email INFO@BENJAMINMURPHY.INFO
The name Hamartia is often used to describe the error of judgement of a protagonist in literature. This piece in particular is loosely inspired by Desdemona’s final scene in William Shakespeare’s Othello, and the title refers to Othello’s realisation of his error of judgement (or anagnorisis).
Today (the 7th of March) happens to be my 30th birthday, so I decided to mark the occasion with a new print, which was drawn and cut over the Christmas period in Yorkshire, and printed in January in London.