Benjamin Shine

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Remembrance: Benjamin Shine
Presented by Boccara Gallery
Award-winning artist and designer, Benjamin Shine, has established a multi-disciplined creative approach dedicated to challenging perceptions through original constructional ideas and craftsmanship. Following his studies in fashion design at Central St Martins in London, Benjamin has spent over a decade exploring the potential of materials to express ideas through his artworks, public sculptures, fashion, furniture, and product designs. Benjamin is most known for his tulle works, which center on ideas of impermanence, energy and the fleeting moment – each made by pleating and manipulating the delicate material into form with an iron and often generated from a single uncut length of tulle.

Benjamin’s work has been exhibited in galleries and international art institutions, including Opera Gallery, London, Paris and Monaco, The Museum of Arts and Design New York, The Goss-Michael Gallery in Dallas, Texas, The Crafts Council UK, The London Design Museum and the iconic Lloyd’s Building of London. In recent years, his work has been exhibited alongside eminent British artists including Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Tracey Emin.

His 2013 fashion collaboration with Givenchy saw him develop his signature tulle technique alongside Givenchy’s Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci, creating a limited edition series, which blurred the lines between art, sportswear and Haute Couture. Most recently, Benjamin was invited to collaborate with John Galliano for Maison Margiela. The resulting work of couture was shown at Paris fashion week 2017 and received worldwide recognition as an iconic piece.
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