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Brian Benson has been using the name Backbrain Productions to display, promote and market his unique art, designs and music, since the publication, in 1993, of his first postcard-sized book of images, Carcinoma Beauty Spot .
The original version of this website was published in 2000 to exhibit Brian's work. Images from this first exhibiton, "Windowless", can be seen here.
Backbrain images are available as cards, t-shirts and accessories, and fine art prints via Brian's on-line print-on-demand shops, and can also be obtained by contacting him directly. Brian also accepts design commissions and offers a short-run design and print service.
Prints, cards and accessories at DeviantArt
Hailing from Liverpool, I have lived in Manchester since 1983. As an artist I have built up a large body of work in the form of drawings and paintings. I have developed a distinctive style largely through experimenting with these mediums.
My work has appeared in fanzines, on gig posters, on record sleeves, and has been used to promote a play by the Raw Material theatre company.
I am also a musician, currently playing drums and percussion in several bands. I am electronic music composer and producer, and also record solo and multi-tracked percussion music. As a DJ, I have played sets at many venues in Manchester, for a wide range of events, spinning 60s garage and psyche, underground and experimental rock, electronic beats, and noise, depending on the occasion.
The first version of this site appeared in 2000 and featured about sixty drawings and paintings.
I am interested in underground, visionary and psychedelic art, surrealism and expressionism, old engravings, comic books and graphic novels, modernism, horror, science fiction, and historical and fantasy fiction. I enjoy film, particularly European and Asian art films, animation and underground cinema.