Lot 104 - Benji Thomas - Marina (Upside Down)
Felt Tip & Coloured Pencil on Paper
Signed on Verso
Benji Thomas (@benjithomasart) is an East Sussex based artist and writer. He received his BA from Loughborough University in 2018, appearing on Landscape Artist of the Year during his second year of study. He then attended the TURPS Banana Art School in 2020 under the mentorship of contemporary artist Colin Smith, and was awarded the Cass Art Prize by art critic Tabish Khan for his painting.
Relocating to the South coast during the pandemic, he began focusing on luminous nocturnal scenes depicted with coloured pencil, drawing the attention of galleries and collectors. He has since shown his work in exhibitions all across London, with Galleries including Blue Shop Cottage, Liminal, All Mouth and BWG Gallery, and sold to collectors in London, Berlin, Paris, and New York.
2022-2023 MFA Fine Art Oxford University
2020-2021 Turps Banana Art School
2015-2018 BA Fine Art Loughborough University
"Two by Two", Morrell House, Shoreditch
"Into The Cosmere", Brushes with Greatness, 188 Shoreditch High St, London
AOAP in partnership with Auction Collective, Winter Auction for Hep C Trust, Soho, London
"The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog", TURPS Correspondence Group Show
"Small Pleasures" All Mouth Gallery Tiny Artwork Exhibition
"I'm Not Much Good, Charlie" solo exhibition, Liminal Gallery
"Divergent World" solo exhibition, Brushes with Greatness in partnership with Little Bread Pedlar Pimlico, London
"Works on Paper 3" group exhibition, Blue Shop Cottage, London
Winter Art Fair at D.O.G, Hastings Old Town
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