"I strive to produce timeless refined paintings. I am very interested in surface quality, whether it is crusty impasto brush marks, or thin scraped back parts of the painting revealing the tooth of the canvas. With colour sitting in the recesses of the paint, the surface becomes a map or history of the painting. I also like to use degraded colour, and creating optical colours with glazes and scumbles.’
Benjamin Warner was born in Cornwall in 1970. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art & Design, he moved to London to pursue a career in Illustration and worked with clients across the world including Toyota, Honda and Penguin Books. His first exhibition as a painter came in 2005, which has been followed by solo and group shows across the UK as well as in Hong Kong and Singapore.