Tony Benn

Tony Benn

arts research University of Brighton

tb7@brighton.ac.uk

Since the mid-Eighties Tony Benn has been a practicing artist exploring the inter-relations between a critical theoretical understanding of art and art history with an art practice that has been concomitant with these concerns. He has exhibited regularly almost every year since 1982. Recently Benn has studied for a practice-based PhD at the University of Brighton: 'Somatic Aesthetics and Aleatory Painting Practices'.

Benn is primarily a painter and his practice is studio based but he sees no division between theory and practice, except to say, that the primacy of practice does not push aside theory but is revitalised by it.

He has taught regularly in art schools in the UK since 1992, including Glasgow School of Art BA and Goldsmiths College MA. Currently Senior Lecturer delivering Contextual Studies and Studio Lecturer to Brighton Fine Art/Painting.