Benjamin Senior, Grey Studio III 2014 oil on linen 51cm x 41cm
Benjamin Senior
Grey Studio III, 2014
oil on linen
51 x 41 cm
Dog Tooth Dog Walker, oil on linen, 150cm x 100c
Benjamin Senior
Dog Tooth Dog Walker, 2014
oil on linen
150 x 100 cm

Benjamin Senior (b.1982, UK) is a London-based British artist whose work typically depicts women engaged in sport or exercise or studies of the female figure created in the studio from a live model. Senior’s paintings are nuanced by everyday observations, yet amplify the numeric and geometric nature of our everyday perception. By placing an emphasis on observational drawing rather than photography as the preparation for painting, it is with minute precision and an often voyeuristic approach that he explores the implications of the body when fixed within a flattened space. After receiving a BA in Painting from the Wimbledon School of Art in 2004, Senior completed his Masters of Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2010. Previous solo exhibitions include those at James Fuentes LLC, New York (2014 and 2013), Studio Voltaire, London (2013), Ella Kruglyanskaya and Benjamin Senior, James Fuentes LLC, New York (2011), and Boltelang, Zurich (2012), as well as an up-coming solo show in Dubai at Grey Noise and at Boltelang in Zurich (both in 2015). Previous group shows also include: Suspicion (curated by Dan Coombs), Jerwood Space, London (2014); Counterpoise, Kingsgate Gallery, London (2012); Charlie Sierra Lima, Charlie Smith, London (2011); This is Tomorrow, Annarumma 404, Naples, Italy (2011); The Future Can Wait, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (2010); Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London (2010); Marmite Prize for Painting, Studio 1.1, London (2008); and Emergency 3 Aspex, Portsmouth (2007). In 2010, Senior won the Gordon Luton Prize for Painting.