Gavin Benjamin

Flowers Gone Wild II, Multi media, 45 x 53 inches

Flowers Gone Wild

Photography and mixed media

45 x 53 inches SOLD

Flowers Gone Wild 2, Mixed media, 53 x 48 inches

Flowers Gone Wild 11

Photography and mixed media

52 x 47 inches

Gavin 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 lifes, landscapes, portraits, and collage mixed with courtly painting traditions; a mash-up of sorts.

 

An internship in his freshman year with legendary portrait photographer Arnold Newman fueled his passion for photography and led him to other opportunities and work for photographers Steven Meisel and Kelly Klein. He continued to gain valuable experience as a photo editor for projects for Hachette Filipacchi and Esquire Magazines, Kenneth Cole Productions, Sony Style, Neiman Marcus and Time Life – all of which seeded his ideas and creativity for his fine art photo-based works.

 

Gavin’s various fine art works, and commercial designs have been featured in numerous national and regional publications including: City magazine; Clear Magazine; Interior design magazine (ICFF Picks, Spring Market Tabloid); New Glass Review; Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; V magazine, and the Washington Post.

 

His work has appeared at prominent galleries and art fairs both internationally and from coast to coast in the U.S., with such recent appearances as the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, The LA Art Show And Scope Miami.