MONOPRINTS AND SMALL PAINTINGS – upper gallery
MONOPRINTS – lower gallery
18 JULY –
Benjamins has progressed further into an intensely dynamic, visceral
where paint is dripped and splashed onto canvases that are laid flat on
studio floor. His last exhibition was a
hymn of praise to
His new work comprises a series of wide horizontal canvases and monoprints, further emphasising the suggestion of frantically illuminated urban landscapes. These images offer intense, concentrated glimpses of the chaotic, teeming metropolis – a densely-packed crowd in a major street or the time-lapse patterns of traffic lights in darkness, cutting across the canvases to create eerie forests of colour and light.
Paul Benjamins has recently begun making monoprints and the ones shown will be the first he has exhibited from his exploration of this new medium.
The Gallery usually mounts a monoprint show every two years, and encourages recent graduates to participate. But the exciting new work currently being produced by some of the gallery artists is much too good to wait and will be shown in the lower Gallery to complement Benjamins’ monoprints upstairs. Amongst others, Martyn Brewster – fresh from his successful ‘Landscapes’ show – will be showing his latest monoprints, and Sarah Bridgland, who graduated from the Royal College of Art last month., will debut her work with the Gallery.,
Notes for Editors
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Jill George Gallery is open weekdays 10am - 6pm, Saturdays 11am - 5pm,.
The Gallery will be closed on Mondays in August.
Cool Morning, 22” x 22”, 56 x 56 cm, 2006
Warm Evening, 22” x 22”, 56 x 56 cm, 2006