By using a lightweight tulle material, Benjamin Shine manipulates fabric into dimensional layers of that end up resembling a human face. The layering allows Shine to mimic shading and give depth; the effect creates a sense of drama and bring his portraits to life.
Benjamin Shine is a multi-disciplined artist and designer most known for his pioneering work in tulle, which centres on ideas of energy, impermanence and the relationship between the spiritual and the superficial. Works have been exhibited by arts institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Arts and Design New York, The Crafts Council UK and The London Design Museum. Clients and collaborations include The MET, Givenchy, Maison Margiela, Bergdorf Goodman, Beyonce, Barclays Wealth, Vogue and Google. Benjamin has also won a number of awards including the Red Dot Design Award, The Enterprising Young Brit Award and the Arts Export Award in Australia. Videos of his work have amassed over 250 million views via publications including New York Magazine and The Huffington Post. — benjaminshine.com