Benjamin Murphy

Benjamin Murphy2019-07-30T16:49:56+00:00

Benjamin is a skater and artist from West Yorkshire who now lives in London. He makes his work using black electrical tape.

"I think that skateboarding was the genesis of my creativity. When I was eleven or so I discovered skateboarding and was instantly hooked on it. But before that, I wasn't especially creative. Through skateboarding, I realised that I thrived on the freedom that it gave me, and the creativity I could explore whilst doing it. Skating is a huge cultural influence - it's a state of mind.

A few people in skateboarding get me hyped right now. My homeboy Tracy Gray takes some pretty nice photographs, but she didn't give me a shoutout on here when she was featured so definitely not her.

My fellow West-Yorkshireite Jason Brown makes some pretty sick collages and music, and Darren John does some great paintings. All of the old Overlooked crew are doing amazing things, all across the creative spectrum.

Skate videos still inspire me too, the kids are crazy these days. Finnian Martin and Alex DeCunha blow my mind.

I think The No Comply Network is a great thing. Skaters are incredibly creative people, and it's nice that there is this platform to promote their other extra-curricular pursuits.

Got a few big shows in London in the next couple of months, then a big one in Berlin in Oct.I 've also recently designed some decks for Bristol Skates which will be available online soon"

Benjamin

benjaminmurphy.info
Insta: @benjaminmurphy_

Here’s an old work in progress, from a piece in my solo show Gilded Chaos at Bee...

Here’s an old work in progress, from a piece in my solo show Gilded Chaos at Bee…

Here’s an old work in progress, from a piece in my solo show Gilded Chaos at Beers London a few ...
Read More
WHICH IS BETTER?
(Swipe to see the first layer of paint and lmk in the comments)...

WHICH IS BETTER? (Swipe to see the first layer of paint and lmk in the comments)…

WHICH IS BETTER? (Swipe to see the first layer of paint and lmk in the comments) Work in progress. 2019-09-19 ...
Read More
I love this atmospheric mixed-media painting by Evan Robarts.
@evanrobarts disco...

I love this atmospheric mixed-media painting by Evan Robarts. @evanrobarts disco…

I love this atmospheric mixed-media painting by Evan Robarts. @evanrobarts discovered via @post_vandalism 2019-09-17 06:44:26 Source ...
Read More
Thinking I might release a limited number of these microscope slide pieces neare...

Thinking I might release a limited number of these microscope slide pieces neare…

Thinking I might release a limited number of these microscope slide pieces nearer to Christmas, if you’re interested let me ...
Read More
Another little book I’m re-reading as research for the upcoming Rhiannon Salisbu...

Another little book I’m re-reading as research for the upcoming Rhiannon Salisbu…

Another little book I’m re-reading as research for the upcoming Rhiannon Salisbury show I’m curating. Seminal work of feminist literature ...
Read More
Loading...