Eddy Bennett Biography

Eddy Bennett

Eddy Bennett is a contemporary artist currently residing in Brighton, U.K. Working predominantly with glass and gold, his work is praised for it’s intricate and ornamental aesthetic which incorporates traditional Victorian sign-writing and gilding techniques into modern art pieces. Inspired by antique ephemera and the lettering styles of the late 19th century, Eddy pairs pictorials and typography into a harmonious composition which evokes traditional advertising and the punchy pop art aesthetic. 

Eddy has gained an international following within the arts world by mastering the ability to paint the perfect line by hand. His original works are painted in reverse directly onto glass with absolute precision of execution. Layer by layer, the enamel paint he works with is applied freehand. These exacting brushstrokes are then combined with other natural materials, such as mother of pearl and 23 carat gold leaf, which combine to reveal highly technical typographic works. While his unique style updates ornamental Victorian aesthetics, the method of gold leaf application is wholly traditional; Eddy begins by making a gelatine solution (water size) which is then used to apply real gold to the glass, resulting in a mirror-like finish. Not only does he use expensive natural materials to create his pieces, but each artwork is highly labour intensive, taking weeks to complete.

We are delighted to have a selection of original pieces by Eddy Bennett in our Brighton gallery and a selection of his new limited edition prints online. 

Eddy Bennett

Eddy Bennett Artworks