Huntingdon Industrial Estate
Ebor St / Bethnal Green Rd
UNIT9 is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by London-based artist Ben Jamie. Jamieâ€™s paintings and sculpture explore the boundaries between recognition and abstraction, morphing the ordinary into the unfamiliar. Inspiration comes from a plethora of sources: studio detritus; fly-tipping; trans-humanism, conspiracy theories and fast-food. Although based somewhere in reality, Jamieâ€™s works remain undisturbed by the real world. His paintings depict notional, metamorphic spaces that contain their own logic: shapes that have associations; something in a state of metamorphosis; inherent forms that are discovered when exposed to extremities or in response to an external force. Open drawing is integral to the construction of Jamieâ€™s paintings, whose surfaces are worked over many times until a final image is revealed. Ben Jamie (b. 1978, Nottingham) has recently completed the Turps Art School Painters Studio Programme (2014-16) and was a prize-winner at the 2016 John Moores Painting Prize. His first solo exhibition opened at Castor Projects in London in December 2016.