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Compulsory Purchase Detail
Compulsory Purchase Detail


Compulsory Purchase Collage

Benjamin Phillips

United Kingdom

Collage, Paper on Wood

Size: 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.6 D in

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Mixed media original artwork created by Benjamin Phillips on a bespoke handmade wood panel “Ready to Hang.” In the intimate artwork titled "Compulsory Purchase" by Benjamin Phillips, a contemplative exploration of urban intricacies and artistic resilience unfolds within a smaller frame. The canvas transforms into a condensed stage, featuring a meticulous interplay of fragments sourced from the dynamic tapestry of city streets. Within this confined space, vertical lines of distressed street posters and remnants of urban life converge, constructing a textured narrative that thoughtfully symbolizes the city's nuanced history. "Compulsory Purchase" captivates attention with a rhythmic arrangement of vibrant vertical lines, offering a panoramic glimpse into the dynamic essence of the urban environment. Vibrant tones dominate the carefully chosen color palette, infusing the artwork with an energetic and lively atmosphere. This smaller yet impactful piece, characterized by its textured topography and nuanced storytelling, stands as a testament to artistic ingenuity. It initiates a visual dialogue, inviting viewers to interpret its meanings and actively engage in the ongoing discourse surrounding the profound human connection to the vibrant and ever-changing landscapes of the city. The painting is signed on the front and will be delivered directly from my studio extremely well packaged, insured and protected. Hanging/installation hardware fitted. A signed Certificate of Authenticity will be provided.

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Collage:Paper on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.6 D in

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Benjamin Phillips, as an artist deeply immersed in the contemporary urban landscape, engages in a unique form of urban archaeology through the incorporation of street posters and found fragments into his work. These elements, culled directly from the bustling streets of London, serve as artifacts that carry the imprints of the city's dynamic and ever-evolving cultural and social tapestry. In the intricate layers of Benjamins compositions, the inclusion of street posters, flyers, and other urban ephemera functions akin to an archaeological dig within the city's bustling thoroughfares. Each piece becomes a tangible link to the daily life, events, and cultural expressions of a specific moment in time. The posters, often weathered and worn, bear the marks of exposure to the elements, offering a glimpse into the transitory nature of urban communication and expression. This aspect of his artistic practice transforms the creative process into an exploration of the city's collective consciousness. The found fragments become like archaeological relics, preserving snippets of public dialogue, cultural happenings, and the visual language of the streets. By repurposing these fragments, he not only breathes new life into discarded materials but also provides a means to decode the layers of urban history embedded within them. Much like an urban archaeologist unearthing remnants of civilizations past, Benjamin excavates and repurposes these fragments, elevating them from the transient nature of street life to enduring pieces of contemporary art. The juxtaposition of these elements in his work speaks to the complexity of the urban environment, acting as a visual commentary on the constant flux and transformation inherent in city living. Through this lens of urban archaeology, he captures and encapsulates the essence of the city's vibrant, multifaceted identity in his compelling and thought-provoking compositions. Benjamin Phillips lives and works in London, England and his work is exhibited and collected worldwide.

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Bristol, London, London

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