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Joel Benjamin and Dean Khalil: WE DID OUR BEST

14th June 2017
12th July 2017

Free entry


Norwich Arts Centre

Wednesday 14 June – Wednesday 12 July
Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm



Opening Night Wednesday 14 June 5pm – 7pm
Catering kindly provided by NORSE


Joel Benjamin and Dean Khalil: WE DID OUR BEST


WE DID OUR BEST brings together two Norwich based artists with a focus on contemporary portraiture and figurative work. Drawing influence from 20th Century British painters like Lucian Freud, David Hockney and also Jenny Saville,  Joel and Dean have a shared interest in the lived out process of capturing a faithful likeness in Oils on Canvas. WE DID OUR BEST collects work from the last year depicting the artists friends, acquaintances and people of Norwich.
Joel Benjamin has worked as a professional illustrator since 2007, creating editorial, portrait and gig poster illustrations. In recent years he has turned his hand to oil painting in an attempt to escape digital processes and modern short cuts.
Dean Khalil is a Norwich based painter. He studied fine art at NUA, graduating in 2008 and now focuses his work on portraiture and figurative painting in Oils.


Joel Benjamin website


Dean Khalil website



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