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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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