Under The Sky, Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 160 x 210cm, 2021
Under The Sky (Detail)
I Know Where I'm Going, Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 160 x 210cm, 2021
I Know Where I'm Going (Detail)
She's My Girl Now, Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 150 x 200cm, 2021
She's My Girl Now (Detail)
It Was Written, Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 200 x 150cm, 2021
Several Thousands of Miles, Oil and Alkyd on Polyester, 130 x 180cm, 2021
Approach Me, My Ariel, Oil and Alkyd on Polyester, 130 x 180cm, 2021
From The Hearth, Oil and Alkyd on Polyester, 200 x 150cm, 2021
Before Therapy, Oil and Alkyd on Calico, 80 x 100cm, 2021
Can't Stop Thinking About It, Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 130 x 160cm, 2021
More Than Anything I Lost a Home, Oil and Alkyd on Calico, 80 x 100cm, 2021
In This Last Tempest, Oil and Alkyd on Polyester, 170 x 140cm, 2021
School, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 180cm, 2020

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Born:

Manchester, 1995

Education:  

Glasgow School of Art 2013-17 – BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking – 1st Class Degree

Slade School of Art 2018-21 – MFA in Fine Art Painting

Exhibitions:

Group Shows:

London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2020

RCA/Slade Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020

Offshoot Winter Salon, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019-20

Engendering Men's Health with Grayson Perry, Institute of Child Health, London, 2019

Cartoons and Cereal, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019

Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London, 2019

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Touring Exhibition, 2018

RSA New Contemporaries 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2018

Steady State?, King St Studios, Lancaster, 2018

Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, 2017

Best of Scottish Degree Shows, Resonate Arts House, Alloa, 2017

Art<100, King St Studios, Lancaster, 2017

Serving Suggestion, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2016

2 Years Licked, The Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 2015

 

Solo Shows:

Ariel, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2021

Tears Like Northern Rain, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020

 Louis Bennett: Three Paintings, The Storey, Lancaster, 2017

Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize 2019, Senate House, October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

I use painting to trace a thread of British history from the distant past to the present day, using a form of collage that draws parallels across time suggesting political consistencies. My work explores autobiography and mental health within shifting historical contexts, exposing layers of identity: personal; regional; national. Coming from the post-industrial ex-slave port of Lancaster, I am interested in Empire, accountability and ethical depictions of these themes. One of my missions as an artist is to make paintings that redress the lack of rich representations of the north in a London-centric art world.  

 

Contact

Email:

louis.bennett0@gmail.com

Instagram:

@louisben1995