Benet Spencer will talk about Collision Drive, a multi-stage co-curated project hosted in three venues in the UK and Australia in 2019. Addressing the relationship between painting and collage, Collision Drive focusses on the discourse within contemporary painting that engages with the use of collections of found images as a source for generating new artwork. Co-curated with Melbourne-based artist Steven Rendall, this project was presented at Wimbledon Space, UAL, London; Project Space Plus, University of Lincoln; and RMIT Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

This talk will be online with a live connection to Melbourne, so that Steven Rendall can discuss aspects of the project in relation to Collision Drive 3 at RMIT Project Space (October 2019).

Benet’s current practice concerns architecture as an emblematic form, which is explored within both paintings and computer-generated images. His work addresses questions around how architectural language can be utilised within painting and drawing as part of a methodology for representing form and space. Recent projects include: Phase I: painting, drawing architecture, a co-curated art-architecture project which was shown across four venues in the UK and France between 2016-2020. He has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and Australia. His work is split between his position as Course Leader in BA Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and his studio practice, which is based in Tulse Hill, London.

Steven’s practice might be founded on painting’s discourse but has a history of expanding/drifting into sculptural, digital and VHS based realms. His painting-based work formulates different ways that image categories can be translated into paintings and how the painted image differs from and alters the source image. After studying in UK, Steven moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2000, where he lives and works. He is a Lecturer in Fine Art at RMIT University and his work is represented by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.

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28 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm