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.

A5 Sketchbook Page



















I’m constantly drawing in sketchbooks and they largely never get seen. 

A few years ago a gallery rang me on a Monday and asked me if I wanted to do a show that Friday, so naturally I agreed and cut up all of my sketchbooks over the previous few years and exhibited them. I’m thinking of doing the same again soon, watch this space for more info.

Full sized 3 layer tape drawing.















Here is a recently finished 3-layered artwork. 

Electrical tape on three layers of glass, which are each encased in clear resin and then backed with either white paper or paint. Then all three layers are framed within one frame.

More coming soon.

A4 3 -Layered artwork.
















This is the first of my newest series of three layered works. The flowers and net curtain are drawn on to one sheet of glass, the woman is on another, and the background is on another. All are drawn with electrical tape, and then the whole thing is set in clear resin. Then the areas within the lines that I didn’t want to be transparent was painted with white paint.

All three layers were then framed together.

This is the first to be exhibited, and is now SOLD. More coming soon…

Terrence Higgins Trust auction at Christies
















This week I have a work up for auction through Christies, raising money for the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Some of the other artists involved include: Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Mat Collishaw, Anthony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Maggi Hambling, Billy Childish, Cornelia Parker, Julian Opie, Jeremy Deller, Michael Craig-Martin, Conrad Shawcross.

The work is a portrait commission, and is still available to bid on until 3pm on Thursday the 20th of April.

Bid on it [HERE]


Big thanks to Andrew Salgado and Beers Contemporary for getting me involved.

Odette Lightbox















My second lightbox is being shown in the opening show at Art Of Protest Gallery in York. The show opens on Thursday the 13th of Arpil, and I will be in attendance at the private view if anyone wants to come say hi.

The work is inspired by the elegant allure of Odette Swann from Marcel Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time. 

Please direct purchase enquiries to the gallery via this LINK

Benjamin Murphy