Lot - 31 - Ben Spiers - Red Curls
Lot - 31 - Ben Spiers - Red Curls

Lot - 31 - Ben Spiers - Red Curls

Oil on primed paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Hector Campbell

ARTIST INFO

About 

Ben Spiers (b. 1972, Plymouth) 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. 

 

Education 

1992 

Goldsmiths University, London, UK 

1991 

Falmouth University, UK 

 

Solo Shows 

2021 

Benjamin Spiers, Saatchi Yates, St. James's, London, UK 

2020 

Ben Spiers: Midnight Sombrero , Arsenalsgatan 3, Stockholm, Sweden 

2019 

Ben Spiers: Hook and Crook, Carl Kostyál, London, Mayfair, London, UK 

 

Group Shows 

2023 

Beach, Nino Mier Gallery, New York (Soho), Soho, New York, USA 

Beach, Nino Mier Gallery, New York (Tribeca),Tribeca, New York, USA 

Bathers, Saatchi Yates, St. James's, London, UK 

2022 

Everywhere was nowhere, and nowhere everywhere, Pi Artworks, London, Fitzrovia, London, UK 

 

Awards 

2015 

6th Manifest International Painting Award (Finalist), Cincinnati, United States of America 

2006 

John Moore’s Painting Prize, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England 

 

Gallery Representation 

Saatchi Yates 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

“I decided to experiment with translucent paint, building up detail using a combination of erasure and layering. The image is a fragment of curly hair. It’s a motif I use a lot in my work and is compelling to me because it has ‘sculptural’ presence, but is also chaotic. The way hair holds and reflects light is something in which I never fail to find fascination.” 

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