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                                                                   Bio

 

Benjamin Cockett is an artist working in Vauxhall, South Central London, making semi-abstract paintings in oil on linen and watercolour and gouache on paper. He completed his Meister-schuhler at Dusseldorf Academy in 1996 under Professor Janis Kounellis, having been awarded the D.A.A.D, Stipendium for two years as well as a B.A. Honours from The Slade School Of Art, London in 1991. In 1993 he had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Weber, Munster, Germany and on his return to the U.K. was selected to exhibit two paintings in 'Fraternise,' at Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall, along with the leading artists of his generation. His vividly coloured paintings celebrate personal memories and dreams through deeply considered painterly gestures, referencing the legacy of twentieth century painting.