Faces of Ebola
“In November I will be exhibiting a number of portraits of Sierra Leonians affected by the recent Ebola outbreak. This solo show at the Mall Galleries’ Threadneedle Gallery will highlight the continued stigma that surrounds both survivors of the disease and many of those who treated them.”
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“The oil painted portraits by Tim Benson grip me with their visceral paint application of vibrant variance of hue. His build up of painterly brush movement forms a human soul and presence commanding and compelling in its power and complexity. From out of the flat two dimensional painting surface emerges the individual personality and presence of a person made complete and whole through the engagement of intuited color and form.” By Janis Kirstein
Educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001, contemporary artist Tim Benson has received recognition with his election as Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. As a practised figurative artist Tim not only creates a distinguishable likeness of a subject but moreover evokes the sitter’s character and mood. He is never satisfied with simple representation, rather concentrating on bringing to his work an emotive and often visceral quality.
Tim regularly exhibits in solo and group exhibitions around the UK. He displays fine art paintings that stand on their own as collectible works of art and accordingly has established a large following and collector base. In addition to his fine art pieces, he accepts more formal portrait and figurative commissions in oil or charcoal.
• November: Faces of Ebola – Mall Galleries
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