Benedict Drew

The Persuaders

2012

Archival pigment print on Metalurgy 200gsm

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Archival pigment print on Metalurgy 200gsm, accompanied by a certificate of authorship, signed and numbered by the artist.

CIRCA Projects works closely with artists to produce exclusive limited editions. This initiative provides a one-off opportunity to acquire an affordable artwork and to start building your own contemporary art collection. All funds raised are directed towards the exhibitions programme, which specialises in presenting and commissioning works by both established and emerging artists at pivotal points in their career. Our editions are produced in collaboration with Jack Lowe Studio.

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Benedict Drew lives and works in Whitstable and Margate. In 2011 he graduated from the Slade School of Art. Since then Drew has shown at Banner Repeater, London, collaborated with Auto Italia South East, London: Talking Objects in Space, and with Rhodri Davies as part of CIRCA Projects’ Seeing in The Dark – A Group Show. In 2012 Benedict Drew also presented solo exhibitions at OUTPOST, Norwich, and the Whitstable Biennale. He is currently lead-artist for Chisenhale Gallery’s Propeller Project and a LUX Associate Artist. He was nominated for the 2012 Jarman Award. Drew is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

He has frequently collaborated with a diverse mix of artists and musicians including Otomo Yoshihide, Rhodri Davies, Greg Pope, Emily Richardson, The Work In Progress, Sachiko M and Emma Hart performing often in the UK and internationally including the Tate Modern , London (with Sachiko M), the Yamaguchi Centre for Art, Japan (with Otomo Yoshihide. In collaboration with Emma Hart he has performed at Rotterdam Film Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, ICA London, Performa 09 New York and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as part of images festival where they together received an ‘OCAD Off Screen Award’ for the installation ‘untitled seven’. Benedict Drew has made many radio works for Resonance FM, most recently the series ‘Unter Radio’. For many years he curated the ‘London Musicians’ Collective annual festival of experimental music’.

CIRCA Projects worked with Benedict Drew to commission a new installation of The Persuaders, as part of AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible, which took place throughout March 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne – the work went on to be show at Matt’s Gallery, London.