I was recently invited to take part in the annual JNY project, in which 30 artists each released a print which was printed by Jealous Gallery. Each was an edition of 36, and mine was a three-layer screen print of one of my most popular works to date, Ophelia. The original was inspired by the character of the same name from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and is an A4 black electrical tape painting on glass, which I then encased in resin and framed. It was shown at my fifth solo show Lavish Entropy with Delphian Gallery in July.
I absolutely LOVE how they printed these, with a subtle grey layer to delineate the shadows under where the tape is on the original, and a gloss white layer on the flowers. I was very happy to have been invited to take part in this project again, as I had such great feedback about my print from the project a few years ago.
After shows in both Jealous galleries, these prints went on to be exhibited for a whole month at The Saatchi Gallery, in their Prints & Originals room. It was incredible to show at the Saatchi again, as it’s one of my favourite London Galleries. They also shared my piece on their Instagram account and in their mailinglist, which was flattering.
I have held back a batch of these prints and will be making them available for sale just before Christmas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add yourself to the waiting list if you would like one.
Big thanks to Dario, Louise, Nick, as well as Paul at The Saatchi for making this happen again.
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.
I’m excited to show a little hint of a new style of work I’ve been working on, done by hand-stitching paper. I did a small one for the Art On A Postcard charity auction a few years ago, raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust. Here are a few sneak peeks of the first full-sized one, one is of the front and one is the reverse.