With paintings that combine serenity and energy with a dash of voyeurism, Benjamin Senior is a rising star of Britain’s figurative painting scene. Focusing primarily on the female form, Senior explores the actions of sports and leisure. Patterns and graphic shapes are foregrounded in Senior’s subtly flattened spaces, inspired as much by contemporary life as by the Renaissance and twentieth-century Modernism. Senior works in the ancient medium of egg tempera: hand-mixing egg yolks with colored pigments in his studio, in time-honored fashion, to create a fast-drying emulsion. This thin tempera paint allows Senior to create his luminous, light-filled scenes of rest and play.
Senior has exhibited her work in a number of galleries and institutions including Grey Noise, Dubai, Studio Voltaire, London, UK, James Fuentes, New York, BolteLang, Zurich, and Monica de Cardenas, Milan, among others.
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