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Andrew or Benjamin?

October 3, 2012

On my countless journeys through art blogs I was introduced to two young artists. First of all I had to admit that they can paint, second – I was a bit confused who painted what (at the first glance their subjects, the way they are painted and even some of the colour combinations these artists use are so alike!). In the end I decided I had to have a closer look.

Have you seen anything painted by Andrew Salgado or Benjamin Cohen? Both artists are very popular at the moment and their paintings can be found on the Saatchi Gallery website.

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ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) holds an MFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art (2009) and a BFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2005). He has exhibited in London, Berlin, Oslo, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, Merida (Venezuela),  Niamey (Niger), Chiang Mai (Thailand), and Busan (Korea, forthcoming 2012).

He lives and works in London, UK.

You can learn more about Andrew by watching a Channel 4 (UK) documentary The Science of Art (2011) or visiting his official website:

Andrew Salgado, Trust (Oil on wood)

Andrew Salgado, The Fool (Oil)

Andrew Salgado, The Patience (Oil)

– born in South East London, 1986. Lives and works in London, UK. Education – MA FINE ART –  CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS’14

In 2009 he was one of the last 30 artists out of 28,000 applicants to be considered for the Channel 4 programme School of Saatchi.
Interviewed by: Tracy Emin, Kate Bush, Matthew Collings and Frank Cohen.
For a short interview with the artist (I do recommend to watch it), please visit his official website ( or simply click here.

Benjamin Cohen, Study of a Head, 2010 (oil on aliuminium)

Benjamin Cohen, Study of Philip, 2012

Benjamin Cohen, Bill Sleeping, 2008

Well, let me know what you think.

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