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Benjamin Warner

Benjamin Warner

Benjamin Warner was born in Cornwall in 1970. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art & Design, he moved to London to pursue a career in Illustration and worked with clients across the world including Toyota, Honda and Penguin Books. His first exhibition as a painter came in 2005, the same year of his first show with Beside The Wave in Falmouth, Cornwall. His work is now highly collected and represented in solo shows each year.

Biography

Benjamin's work sits between abstraction and representation with beautifully atmospheric paintings depicting both landscape and urban scenes. With a complex knowledge of his medium, Benjamin's handling of oil paint shows a level of history within the works themselves. Often working in monochromatic palettes, Benjamin's paintings are full of depth and he captures the essence of a place beautifully. His paintings have become highly collected across the UK and internationally.






"I strive to produce timeless refined paintings. I am very interested in surface quality, whether it is crusty impasto brush marks, or thin scraped back parts of the painting revealing the tooth of the canvas. With colour sitting in the recesses of the paint, the surface becomes a map or history of the painting. I also like to use degraded colour, and creating optical colours with glazes and scumbles.For me the essence of painting is all about the paint itself, its colour and texture. The physicality of paint is equally as important as the depiction of place. My technique for applying the medium rarely results in visible brushstrokes, lending an air of obliqueness to the process as well as the subject. This ambiguity is further enhanced by my preference for painting at the margins of the day." Benjamin Warner.

Education

1986-1988 OND Technical Illustration, Falmouth School of Art & Design
1988-1990 HND Illustration, Falmouth School of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Benjamin Warner: Abstract
2017 First Light, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2017 Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair
2017 The Chelsea Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
2017 Margins of the day, Beside The Wave, Primrose Hill, London
2015 Cornwall & London, Beside The Wave Galleries (Primrose Hill & Falmouth)
2015 Penwith, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2014 New Work From The Studio, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
2013 Special Collection, for Beside The Wave London
2012 Distant Perspectives, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2011 Recent Works, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2011 Mounts Bay, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2010 Falmouth, Beside the Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2010 Sea Change, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2009 Waterways, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2009 Cornish Harbours, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2008 Venice, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2008 Heritage, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2007 Along The River, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2007 Thames, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2006 Dawn to Dusk, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2006 On The Edge, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2006 Under a Cornish Sky, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2005 Atmosphere, Light House Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 Heathrow VIP Lounge
2016 Art Collection at Avista Restaurant, Millenium Hotel, Mayfair, London
2012 Effortless Brushstrokes, Mixed show, Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 British Impressionists, Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 Contemporary Impressionists, Four man show, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
2007 Summer Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
2006 Summer Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
2006 Autumn Exhibition, Langham Fine Art, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
2006 Plymouth Society of Artists, Open Exhibition, Plymouth City Museum & Gallery, Devon
2005 Easter Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2005 Summer Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2005 Play of Light, with Paul Lewin & Wendy McBride, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2005 Cornwall, Mixed Exhibition, Langham Fine Art, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
2005 Christmas Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth. Cornwall

1991-2005 Freelance Illustration: Worldwide clients include: London Transport Museum, Toyota, Honda, Bells Scotch Whiskey, Heineken, Tesco, Nestle, Miller Lite, Sainsbury's, Penguin Books, Harper Collins

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