Benjamin Murphy was born in West Yorkshire in 1988 and exhibits globally. He holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, specialising in Contemporary Fine Art. Benjamin is also the director of Delphian Gallery which is an artist run, nomadic gallery and arts platform which launched in 2017. Benjamin's practice is often influenced by poetry and classical literature and is explored through a monochromatic palette.
Benjamin is well known for his large scale works and installations created from black electrical tape and surgical scalpels. These larger works often explore a narrative through the figure, (specifically the female form), ornamental decorative elements as well as nature. More recently Benjamin has begun experimenting with working on a smaller scale. These works explore a more personal, contemplative reflection of art making and possess a certain sensibility in their gentle sweeps of paint and charcoal.
Benjamin will be guest-curating 'In Praise of Darkness' at PIERMARQ* in May 2020.
In Praise of Darkness Benjamin Murphy | Valerie Savchits | Paul Weiner