Nancy Boys 2005

Gavin Benjamin
Gestures 6: June 5 – July 31, 2005
Materials
mixed media

The photographic underpinnings of these oblique self-portraits are deeply referenced to movies art history indulgence and personal memory beneath a high gloss varnish that...

Description

The photographic underpinnings of these oblique self-portraits are deeply referenced to movies, art history, indulgence and personal memory, beneath a high gloss varnish that connotes both old master painting and the gloss of a movie negative.

About the Artist

Gavin Benjamin is a multi-faceted artist with backgrounds encompassing commercial photography, painting, printmaking, and interior and product design. Born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and was drawn to experiment with many mediums. His current work focuses on his long-time interest in flowers, still-life, landscapes, portraits, and collage mixed with courtly painting traditions; a mash-up of sorts.