Saatchi Yates

Benjamin Spiers

Born in 1972, Plymouth, England

Benjamin Spiers was born in Plymouth, in 1972. He studied at Falmouth University and later Goldsmiths in London. His paintings pair methodical skills, with a mastery of styles that include surrealism, abstraction and cubism, bringing alive a world of hypnagogic fears and fantasies to his canvasses. His subjects are seemingly at ease with their outlandish grotesque countenances, their bulging necks, twisted limbs, and vibrant eyes beckon the viewer into the deranged magical world where they reside. In 2006 Spiers' was awarded the John Moore's Painting Prize from the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England. Last year Spiers' work appeared in an exhibition in chi K11 Art Museum in Shanghai, China. Spiers' is currently participating in the Zuecca Project's Residency in Venice, Italy. Benjamin Spiers' work is held in the permanent collections of Museu Inima De Paula, Brazil; G+ Art Museum, Wuyi City, China.

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