Approved: 09.01.2012

Benjamin King

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Approved: 09.01.2012

As a landscape painter I work directly and indirectly with nature, painting from drawings and referential photographs. I don't aim to re-create the landscape as such, but I explore the movement of light, and describe experiences and emotions felt within the landscape. Colour is vital in this.
I see my work as being an extension of the Romantic period, although I am exploring what it means to be a

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  • Location: Fordingbridge, South East
 

Biography

As a landscape painter I work directly and indirectly with nature, painting from drawings and referential photographs. I don't aim to re-create the landscape as such, but I explore the movement of light, and describe experiences and emotions felt within the landscape. Colour is vital in this. I see my work as being an extension of the Romantic period, although I am exploring what it means to be a painter in the twenty-first century. The New Forest is currently my area of study. Being a protected National Park, it's a quiet, scenic area, a place of escape from traffic, towns and cities. I draw directly from observation as I feel that recording information in this way is far more personal and thought provoking than taking a photograph. Yet together, drawings and photographs play a vital role in my work.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - '365 - A painting every day for a year', The Art Works Gallery, Poole 2010 - 'Experiencing Vistas', The Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Park, Poole Group exhibitions 2009 - Osiris presents ‘Inspirit’, The Old Music Zone, Poole 2009 - 'The Baker’s Dozen' – group exhibition, The Arts University College, Bournemouth 2009 - 'The Larder' - group exhibition, Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth Degree shows 2010 - 'Chine' - group exhibition, The Old Truman brewery, Brick Lane, London