Biography

 

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“My memory isn’t very good.  It feels like I’ve been living life so fast for the last 10 years that everything else has been pushed from my mind.”

 

Growing up through the rave generation and working in commercial design through the internet revolution has greatly influenced George Benson’s art.

This influence has led George to turn away from the bright lights of the branded commercial world. His subjects concentrate on the past, life passing, forgotten moments, childhood memories and physical creations using analogue objects.

 

 “My work looks to take in moments of stillness. Times when we can take a breath and pause in the mad pace of the modern world before it swallows us up and then spits us out seconds later onto the pavement. I love these magical seconds, when snow is falling softly and the world seems to start floating upwards.”

 

Georges professional design background also influences his images, with projects that create abstract images focusing solely on colour, form and texture often hiding or disguising names, brands and identity.

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Biography

After graduating from a degree in fine art film and 3D computer graphics, George formed multi-media agency Elektonika designing and art directing work for clients including Audi, The Streets, BBC, Channel 4, Gnarls Barkley and Renaissance recordings. He continues to complete commercial work for clients including The New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham Opera Company, New Scientist through his design alter ego Stereographic.

Self trained, George only started to take his projects into the big wide world in the last couple years, but has been exhibited at the Phot08 summer Show in London, received honorable mentions for his work at the Intentional Photography Awards and was a winner of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2010. His Colour of Music series was exhibited at United Photo Industries in New York at the end of 2012 and in Autumn 2013 his first public art commission was created at Livery St in Birmingham.

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George is based near Birmingham in the UK.

For more information on Stereographic visit: www.stereographic.co.uk