Benjamin L.M.

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Benjamin L.M. was born in Australia, but raised on the art worlds of the USA, Germany, France, and England. Benjamin L.M. expresses a multitude of feelings through his work. He takes action. He turns universal thoughts into something everyone can see and relate to, either through the art picture, or the word title. Benjamin L.M. puts art to his thoughts and feelings, fully and honestly, good or bad, but mainly good, mostly positive. The bright amazing light of the spirit world, the warm romance of lovers, the innocent brilliance of nature, and the darkness of evil are the ways he goes with art.

Benjamin L.M. is self-taught. Art college was a waste of time and money for him. He got in, but never went. He lived, walked the earth, found his voice, and hammered it onto canvas with paint. Figurative paintings in full-color paint with long titles to explain the art, that’s his main love and focus. Benjamin L.M. also makes nature paintings, minimal or no color, minimal titles with no meaning apart from a major appreciation of our natural world, and the force that’s alive behind it. He also makes primitive digital art, intense, raw, full and flat color, with long titles to explain the it clearly.

Music album cover designs came next, then poetry books. then a spoken word and music recording under the name Silver Slide. Four album covers, four poetry books, and one spoken word / music recording later, here he is, open wide, ready to go.


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exhibitions

  • SOLO SHOWS
  • June 2011 – TAKE FLIGHT Solo Show, H215 GALLERY, New York, USA
  • May 2011 – HITS: 2005-2010 Solo Retrospective Show, JUXTAPOSE STUDIOS, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • June 2006 – SPARKS AND RAINBOWS Solo Show, THE ADELAIDE TOWN HALL, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • January 2006 – SPARK PAINTINGS AND POEMS Solo Show, AVALON GALLERY, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA. 
  • December 2005 – SPARK PAINTINGS Solo Show, AVALON GALLERY, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
     
    GROUP SHOWS
  • August 2011 – JUXTAPOSE STUDIOS SHOWCASE Group Show, South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA), JUXTAPOSE STUDIOS, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • November 2010 – THE QUESTION OF EX-SISTENCE Group Show, HOTEL DES ARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
  • October 2010 – ADELAIDE CATHEDRAL ART SHOW 2010, Group Show, ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • October 2010 – AN ORGY OF DAUBISM, Group Show, SUGAR, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • April 2010 – current – FLING INTO SPRING presented by S.C.R.E.A.M. iNC & HOTEL DES ARTS Online art auction and Group Show, HOTEL DES ARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
  • October 2009 – 2009 ADELAIDE CATHEDRAL ART SHOW Group Show, ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • September 2009 – MONTHLY ART SHOW Group Show, ZELIM ART GALLERY, Semaphore, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • September 2009 – SEA, SAND AND SCRUB Group Show, MOONTA GALLERY OF THE ARTS, Town Hall, Moonta, AUSTRALIA
  • August 2009 – FLESH AND THE FIGURE Group Show, THE ART WORKS GALLERIES, Newcastle upon Tyne – UNITED KINGDOM
  • March 2009 – MYSPACE SHOW Group Show, dba256 GALLERY, Pomona, California, USA
  • March 2008 – OUT OF NOWHERE Short Art Film showing at music/art event MASSIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, Miami, USA (feat. Laurence Gartel, Benjamin L.M.)
  • February 2008 – CHAIN OF 77 ART PARTY #2 Group Show in The Fringe Festival, THE WORLDSEND HOTEL, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA (feat. Benjamin L.M., Laurence Gartel, Mackie Osborne)
  • December 2007 – CHAIN OF 77 ART PARTY #1 Group Show, THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA (feat. Benjamin L.M., Mackie Osborne, J.G. Thirlwell)
  • November 2007 – DIGITAL LONG ISLAND Group Show, MILLS POND HOUSE, New York, USA (feat. Laurence Gartel, Benjamin L.M.)
  • July – December 2007 – Curator of virtual 808 GALLERY on MySpace website (feat. Benjamin L.M., Marcus Antonius Jansen, Laurence Gartel, Mackie Osborne, J.G. Thirlwell)

publications

  • BOOKS
  • August 2012 – BENJAMIN L.M. The Future Is Ours Poetry eBook, Published by Clear Colours through Amazon
  • April 2012 – BENJAMIN L.M. Flowers Of Love Poetry eBook, Published by Clear Colours through Amazon
  • November 2011 – BENJAMIN L.M. Positive Grip Poetry eBook,  Published by Clear Colours through Amazon
  • January 2006 - BENJAMIN L.M. Spark Poetry & Art Book, Published by Clear Colours through Amazon
     
    FILM
  • April 2011 – BENJAMIN L.M. Out Of Nowhere Short Art Film. Art by BENJAMIN L.M. Music by MOBY. Produced by BEAU LAMBERT. Original version without music done in 2008 by J-ROD, re-cut with music in 2011 by BEAU LAMBERT
     
    RECORDINGS
  • May 2011 – SILVER SLIDE The Wheel Begins To Turn Spoken Word / Music Recording by BENJAMIN L.M. and ROLAND BLACK.  Released by Clear Colours and Gradpeak Records
     
    ALBUM COVERS
  • 2011 – THE WHEEL BEGINS TO TURN – Oil on canvas.  Front album cover for: SILVER SLIDE The Wheel Begins To Turn Spoken Word / Music Recording by BENJAMIN L.M. and ROLAND BLACK Clear Colours / Gradpeak Records
  • 2010 – TURN RIGHT TOWARD THE LIGHT, TIME AND TIME AGAIN – Digital art. Front album cover for: CALIENTE GUITAR TRIO Ménage à Guitare
  • 2009 – DOWN WITH DEATH, UP WITH LIFE - Digital art.  Front album cover for: ROLAND BLACK Popular Superstitions Gradpeak Records
  • 1995 – PROBLEM WORLD – Pencil on paper.  Back album cover for: PRICE OF SILENCE Self Titled Spiral Objective Records

press and features

  • March 2009 – Showcase Artist on ARTSLANT website
  • April 2011 – BENJAMIN L.M. article published on Yahoo! by MARIE KAZALIA:  Australian Artist Benjamin L.M.–In The Shiny Temple, Translating the Silent Voice of His Heart
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