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'Mayo Landscape'

'Mayo Landscape' by Hackney-based artist Zoe Benbow was commissioned for ArtsTwo, and is based on drawings made of the clifftops of County Mayo, Ireland. Playing with colour and process, this celebratory painting aims to communicate a sense of awe and enjoyment in our visual world.  ‘Reference is made to European landscape genre, as a construct to examine established perceptions of our place in the world. Traditional perspective is subverted to create a taut and finely balanced image that plays across the picture surface,’ says Benbow.  Benbow, whose studio is close to Broadway Market in east London, graduated with an MA from The Royal College of Art in 1989. She had a solo show at Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, W1 in February 2012 and is represented in many public and private collections including Manchester City Art Gallery, The British Council and The Royal Palace of Jordan. Her work is also on display in the Lock-Keeper's Cottage in the Mile End campus. 


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