Paul Stephen BENJAMIN

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Born in 1966.
He lives and works in Atlanta (USA).

Paul Stephen Benjamin has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Georgia State University.

A multi-disciplinary artist, his visual language finds its essence in video, painting and installation. His work revolves around the issue of civil rights and the representation of the Black color, both literally and metaphorically. He examines the past in its relationship to the present and the future. Reconstructing imaginaries, developing Black consciousness through a work based on a reflexion on the color, the artist offers to his creativity an immense field of possibilities. The understanding of the term “black” as a theme, gives rise to a real questioning of the world and of creation.

Presents at the 2019 Havana Biennale in Cuba, he has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2019); Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2018); Telfair Museum Jepson Center, Savannah, GA (2018); Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta (2017); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2016).