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Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett

Camberwell College of Arts (BA Hons Painting , 2011)

Julie Bennett is a portrait painter living and working in London. Her bold, unapologetically confident portraits appropriate pop culture icons from the music industry and art world, creating contemporary homages to the likes of David Bowie, Elvis, Frida Kahlo, Boy George, Patti Smith, and Her Majesty The Queen.

Defined as British Pop Art, her dripping wet, vibrant, colourful broad-brush marks give the appearance of canvases being fresh out of the studio. Working mostly in oil, led by the paint, she tries to capture the emotional charge of the individual, creating an iconic work of art.

Bennett studied painting at Camberwell College of Arts where she crafted and explored the use of mark-making to convey her fascination with the human face and the immediacy of her paint handling.

Bennett is driven by her lifelong obsession with music and art, spending her teenage years working at a record shop and after graduation, working as a graphic designer at some of the top UK music and celebrity magazines, She is a genuine fan of many of the celebrities she paints.

Bennett is a long term member of South London Women Artists. She was a prize winner at Strata, London and a finalist at DegreeArt’s ‘Signature Art Awards’. Her works are held in a number of private collections in the UK and internationally.

Bennett was the Summer artist in residence at Bankside Hotel, an independent 5-star hotel set on the culturally vibrant South Bank, for anyone with a passion for culture, art and high-quality food. Bennett created a series of portrait paintings #BanksideArtIcons inspired by art icons who have influenced or inspired the artist’s life and practice.

Bennett's #BanksideArtIcons series include a combination of both historical and contemporary art icons. Painting both the famous and not so famous art icons,

Bennett can be commissioned to paint an icon of your choice or to create a more personal portrait e.g. family member.

105 × 135 × 1 cm
  • £3,000.00
152 × 122 × 2 cm
  • £3,500.00
102 × 76 × 3 cm
  • £2,000.00
76 × 65 × 2 cm
  • £1,800.00
95.5 × 80.5 × 4 cm
  • £2,000.00

Exhibitions

  2013 Repre Residency, Degree Art, London (July-September)  Repre 2, Silwex Studios, London (April)  South London Women Artists, - Co-Curated, 47/49 Tanner Street, London (March)  Cara A Cara, Go Figurative, Bermondsey Project Space 2, Mile End Art Pavillion, 3Space, London (January- February)  2012 Surface, Griffin Gallery, London (April-June)  Repre 1, Crypt Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (May)   2011 Signature Art Award 2011, Degree Art, London (August)    2010 40th Anniversary of Page 3, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (December)  400 Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (November- December) Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London (October-November) The Summer Exhibition SE1, Vitrine Gallery, London (July-September) Dulwich Open House, 182/4 Court Lane, London (May) Cut, Biscuit Factory, London (May) South London Women Artists, Bankside Gallery, London (April-May) Girls at Camberwell, Funky Munky Arts Bar, London (April) South London Women Artists, Dulwich Library, London (May) New Year, New Danger, High Rollers Society, London (January-Feburary) 2009  Waiting Room - Solo Show, Platform 1 Gallery, London (December) Girls at Gold, Goldsmiths College Gallery, London (November-December) Fifthyears - Five Years Celebration, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (October) South London Women Artists, Dulwich Library, London (March) Dulwich Open House, Jews Walk, London (May) 2008  Art Liberating Lives, Mall Galleries, London (December) Remember My Name, Sartorial Gallery, London (October-November) Parrallel Lives - Solo Show, Sassoon Gallery, London (July) Blank Canvas, Pollocks London, London (July) Up Close and Personal, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (June) Ode to Sartorial, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (May) Dulwich Open House, William Angel Gallery, London (May) Opening Show, William Angel Gallery, London (March)  Affordable Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London (March) Saatchi Online Gallery, FORM Art Fair, London (February) The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London (January) 2007 Notting Heaven, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (December) Opening Show, Read & Booth Gallery, London (December) The Christmas Art Show, Scope Gallery, London (November-December) Chichester Open, The Minerva Theatre, Chichester (November) Thurston Revival, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London (August)

Awards

Oscar Wilde’s Arrest Tribute Cadogan Hotel Winner Mon, 11/01/2010

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