3 new collages + news (hi)

hey, you guys

hope you’re good / hope you’re well

it’s been a while, and some things have happened. i guess we can call these things ‘news’. shall we call these things ‘news’? i don’t know.

  1. last April i was commissioned by Wetherspoons to make a BIG collage (1.2m x 1.2m) about the history of Blackpool (sorry for the egregious link to the Wetherspoons Wikipedia page, btw). later on, i was asked to make another piece (the same size) by a mysterious, anonymous client. i have no idea where it ended up, but i like to think at an old people’s home, somewhere up north, maybe. anyway, here’s a quite bad iPhone photo of it ~walney 2
  2. i’m now ‘represented’ by two galleries in the UK ~ Brickwork in London and Dynamite in Brighton. my first solo show is due in April at Dynamite; more details to follow, mmmmmmmyep
  3. 7 of my collages appeared in Empty Mirror, on the internet. i feel good about this bc Empty Mirror like the beat writers and their head lady Denise seems like a lovely head lady
  4. my print store is now properly up and running, so far i’ve mailed prints all over the US and UK, a couple to France and one to Poland (thanks, Wojtek)
  5. my short story Apples was shortlisted for the Bridport prize + my poetry pamphlet Edibles was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement + a poem, maybe the last one i’ll ever write IDK, showed up in Crispin Best‘s For Every Year


ummmm, yep. ALSO, below are three new-ish collages (one of them has a bit from a novel i’m working on as a title) ~ hope you like them! HOPE YOU’RE GOOD! / HOPE YOU’RE WELL!

lots of love, from Ben x x x x x x x x hello x x x x x x x x x


holy smoke 2

holy smoke

the long walk 3


always on my mind #4 - Copy

always on my mind #4

35 comments on “3 new collages + news (hi)

  1. Urban Disgust says:

    Wow wow wow! This post came up on my reader and completely blew my mind away! I really admire your work and your sense of detail. I would love to share your work with my viewers. If you’d be interested on a interview on Urban Disgust, please feel free to contact me.


  2. crea2010 says:

    Fantastic news, congratulations!

  3. Hi Hello, Fig. Well done!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      hey!! thank u, outside X

      sorry i am later than…. an extremely…. late sloth….. on the way to….. a funeral….. 😉

  4. Congratulations on all the developments and success!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      oh daaaaamn thank you Laura!! sorry i’m so inexplicably late replying!! just posted some new things if you fancy a butcher’s X

  5. Genuinelyellie says:

    This is so amazing! They are so beautiful! You have honestly inspired me so much!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      OH GOD-DAAAAANG so happy to hear that Ellie!! please link to any things you’ve made!! 😀 😀 😀

  6. Definitely good news! I’m happy for you but I hope that we will still see your work in your blog. Being famous or getting famous soon and all that stuff. YEAH! Well done!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      famous? definitely not!! unbelievably late replying to blog comments? well, yes *hangs head like a dog that’s sicked up its own poo*

      hope you’re good maaaaaan!! and THANK YOU X

  7. kerbey says:

    Get down wid yo bad self. What feasts for the eyes.

    • Hello, Fig says:

      dang kerbey thank yooooooooooooo !!!

      i am almost exactly 1 third of a year late replying to this comment

      what’s been happening with you during that time?

      feel free to reply in late september 😉 😉

      • kerbey says:

        Good gosh, Fig–have you been in a coma? Mercy. You better have made some master creations by now. 🙂

      • Hello, Fig says:

        Well I’ve been pretty busy, but 2016 has been weird so far too… Posted 4 new things yesterday, take a look if u like! X

  8. Lori M-I says:

    Hi back at you. Congrats on all the success your hard work has brought you!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      hey hey hey thank you Lori!! hope you’re good??

      sorry to be later than a…. late…. person….
      on their way to a….. disco……
      or uh……. something 😉 😉 😉

  9. Cool! Really pleased about your success. Well done.

    • Hello, Fig says:


      • Thank you Ben! I have some catching up to do! Many paintings & projects in progress. I’m slowing down though and need to get motivated to create more (and finish them). As soon as my current landscape design for our front yard is done I’ll be back at it. Always love your work & need to make time to check it out. Really appreciate your shout out.

  10. elmediat says:

    Excellent work. Congratulations.

    • Hello, Fig says:

      daaammm thank u, elme. sorry for the extraordinarily late reply. what’s good with you? projects / work going well? hope you’re happy and well X

      • elmediat says:

        I have a new video piece posted on Implied Spaces. My wife thinks it is too creepy for her taste. 😀

  11. Congratulations to you…for everything 🙂 Well done!

  12. Geo Sans says:


  13. Hi, Hello Fig. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS!!!!!!!!! And good luck on your solo show!!!!

  14. Ooh, your show is over…well, hope you did well. I am assuming you did!!! I’ve been busy lately too.

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