Artist Bio

Gavin Benjamin

Gavin is a multi-faceted artist with a background in commercial photography, painting, printmaking, as well as interior and product design. Born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn NY, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where began experimenting with many mediums. An internship his freshman year with legendary portrait photographer Arnold Newman fueled his passion for photography, leading him to other opportunities and work for photographers Steven Meisel and Kelly Klein.

He continued to gain valuable experience as a photo editor on projects for: Hachette Filipacchi and Esquire Magazines, Kenneth Cole Productions, Sony Style, Neiman Marcus, and Time Life; all seeding his ideas and creativity for his fine art photo-based works. Gavin's various home accessories and fine art works have been featured in numerous national and regional publications including: Interior Design, V Magazine, Clear, City Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Post and curator's selection in Corning Museum of Glass's New Glass Review.

"I am very inspired by the work of artists during the 15th - 17th centuries, especially the Dutch and Italian masters. There is something very romantic, dark, mysterious, and brooding about these works. This time period fascinates me; whether it's the use of deep, luxurious colors, intense light and dark shadows, the juxtaposition of objects, or composition of forms that tell a story. I enjoy finding both old and new objects to create a visual story through photography and mixed media. I love to build sets and create the right lighting to achieve an old world meets contemporary time for my work. My still life and landscapes represent different chapters in my life. I like to think of these images as sort of diary - a visual record."

Fairs & Exhibitions

2017   Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
2016   CONTEXT Art Miami
2016   CONTEXT New York
2015   CONTEXT Art Miami
2015   Art Silicon Valley
2015   Art Hamptons
2015   Affordable Art Fair New York
2015   Art Palm Beach
2015   LA Art Show
2014   SCOPE Miami
2014   Houston Fine Art Fair
2014   Art Baltimore
2014   Art Hamptons
2014   Architectural Digest Design Show New York

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