Benjamin Deakin


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Year 2023
Medium Watercolour and pencil on paper
Dimensions 25.4 x 20.3 cm

About the work

Refrainer is a preparatory work for a new set of paintings which lead on from a recent series of interiors looking out at Himalayan mountains-capes. These works continue my enduring interest in landscape and mountains as subjects in art but which increasingly use windows and interior space to explore spatial possibilities in painting with the mountains as a constant presence, akin to the role which iconography plays in many cultures. In Refrainer I am exploring stained glass as an extra visual plane within these compositions.

Career Highlights

Solo Exhibitions: The Tea House Paintings: TM Lighting Gallery, London 06, (2022); Close Distance: JGM Gallery London 05, (2022); Reimagining Nowhere: The William Morris Society, London 11, (2019); Seeking News From Nowhere: The Concept Space, London 03, (2018). Group Exhibitions: The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2023: Finalist: Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire & Thames Side Gallery London. 10, (2023); Artist’s Artist: OHSH Projects, London 01, (2023); Cubitt 30: Victoria Miro Gallery, London 09, (2022); Horizon: The Cello Factory, London 07, (2022); The Factory Project: Recreational Grounds/Thorpe Stavri, London. 10, (2021)

Publications: Re-Imagining Somewhere and Nowhere: Stephen Baycroft Publishing, (2019)

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