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Paul Benney

Paul Benney is an internationally acclaimed British artist best known for his painting and installation work. 
A prominent member of the Neo-Expressionist group during the 80’s in New York’s East Village, Benney became known for his depictions of stygian themes and dark nights of the soul. 
Benney has twice won the public choice award in the BP Portrait Award and has been shortlisted on two occasions. He is represented in public and private collections around the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA), The Brooklyn Museum (USA), The National Gallery (Australia) and The National Portrait Gallery (London), as well as in prominent private and corporate collections.

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Element

Paul Benney’s digital painting Element explores his ongoing interest in religious and alchemical iconography of the Renaissance and later alongside contemporary symbology. Using contemporary digital software to adjust the painted surface, he gives unexpected life and dimension to traditional 2D imagery. This uncanny effect also mirrors some of the alchemical practices of the Middle Ages that were rooted in the exploration of the unknown.

Benney’s continuing collaboration with Nitin Sawhney can be heard as the soundtrack to this new work. It references the children’s wind up merry-go-round and simultaneously takes us to a darker place of existential foreboding.

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Throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn 2020, work by Paul Benney will be on display in an internationally-touring group exhibition alongside work by leading artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Gerhard Richter, Marina Abramović, Cindy Sherman, and Gavin Turk. Benney will also present work in three solo shows this year in the UK and Sweden.

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