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Ben Yates

Influenced by a love of science, geometry, counter-culture and all things Japanese, Ben has been developing his

‘Photo-Cubism’ work since 2005 as a way of combining photography with sculpture and other art forms. His most well known style is to mount digital photographic prints onto a structure of blocks to accentuate the form of the subject.

All the blocks are cut, finished and arranged by hand, the images all cropped and sized manually, printed and then arranged by eye. Ben’s work is all painstaking and meticulous, yet the end results are fun and accessible.

Another brand of artwork that is unique  to Ben are the ‘Electri-Cities’ : sprawling cityscapes made of recycled computer circuitry, lit with LEDs, populated with tiny model railway people and all encased inside acrylic and glass coffee tables. They conjure a highly detailed glimpse into a colourful yet somewhat dystopian future, which doubles as a practical piece of modern furniture. What makes them particularly intriguing are the tiny people – they bring a host of

never-ending urban stories as you follow the little people on their daily business and shopping trips, back-alley deals and leisure activities.

Ben is always innovating and trying to find new ways of displaying photography or combining art forms. Other projects include a photographic deck of playing cards, large recycled outdoor sculptures, a hands-on Photo-Cubist puzzle, spherical Electri-Cities, jewellery made from recycled electronics

and colouring pencils and abstract light painting photography.

Email: ben@photocubism.com

Website: www.photocubism.com

Blog: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photo-Cubism/181777381901682

eStore: http://photocubism.tictail.com/

Phone: 07762 369470

Studio Address (open by appointment only): Mallands Barn, Ingsdon, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NN