About

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Benjamin Medd-Phillips (b.1985)

Lives and works in London, U.K.

Benjamin Medd-Phillps’ practice is rooted in painting, printmaking and drawing.  As an expat living abroad his work often exudes nomadic qualities, executed through rhythmic gestures and expressionistic colours. There is never a predetermined plan when he starts a new work in the studio, but rather embraces the unknown outcomes. His work oscillates between figuration and abstraction, whilst always channeling music as a fundamental source of his inspiration. Music is where the term ‘sampling’ originates, and much like a sampled audio track which is layered, his paintings are comprised of many layers. He reworks and remixes the canvases, until the images manifested form semblances of their own visual identities.

Featured exhibitions:

Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House – featured artist exhibiting over the 2 weekend Open House in Crystal Palace, London. 27th – 28th April & 4th – 5th May 2019

Group Exhibition – The Paxton Centre, Crystal Palace, London, 1st – 30th April 2019

Show Business – MFA Group show. Stanley Picker Gallery, London. Curated by Isobel Harbison, 2015

CODA – Group show. Platform gallery, Kingston University, London, 2015

Débri – The Swan, Kingston upon Thames, London, 2014

Flat White Wall Machine – Collaborative publication. X-Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery, London, 2014

Render Useless – Collaborative exhibition, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, London, 2014

Isolate Power Source –  Group show. Platform gallery, Kingston University, London, with Tom Morton. 2014

Metamorphosis – Group Exhibition, Knights Park, Kingston upon Thames, London, 2013

Senior Show – Group Exhibition, SUNY Fredonia, New York State, 2007

Curating & installation:

Head Technician and Programme Assistant at Bel-Air Fine Art London for the solo exhibition Vanishing Point by Liu Bolin, 2018

Head Technician and Programme Assistant at Shonibare Studio’s Guest Projects for the group exhibition LOST SENSES, 2017

Head Technician and Programme Assistant at Waterside Contemporary for the solo exhibition The Book of Evil Spirits by Chiara Fumai, 2016

Education:

Kingston School of Art London, full-time postgraduate MFA in Fine Art (Distinction)

2013 – 2015

State University of New York at Fredonia, BA in Fine Art

2003 – 2007