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Jealous Needs You and 30X30 at the Saatchi Gallery

JEALOUS NEEDS YOU

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.

Jealous benjamin murphy saatchi

SAATCHI GALLERY

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.

PRINTS

I have held back a batch of these prints and will be making them available for sale just before Christmas. Email info@benjaminmurphy.info 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. 

Hamartia – New print released

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first full-sized lino print since 2015 is now available!

 

HAMARTIA

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.

Stitch Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

For a works on paper show at the end of the year.

[New Print Release]

The Venal Muse - Benjamin Murphy

The second of my hand-finished Baudelaire-inspired linoprints is now available.

The Venal Muse is hand-drawn, cut, and printed; and is heavily hand embellished with ink. Each print is unique.

A3 linoprint on Fabriano Rosapina Bianco paper, edition of 20

[BUY HERE]

Benjamin Murphy