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About Dean West

Dean West’s stylized, meticulously composed, and color-saturated digital photographs reflect on the medium’s theoretical foundations. By carefully constructing the environments and compositions in his images—to surreal or fantastical effect—West addresses the inherent artifice of photography. For his 2009 series “In Piece,” he collaborated with a sculptor of LEGO bricks, depicting figures within elegant, North American scenery and employing his collaborator’s sculpture to create the appearance of pixilation. For West, this quality points to the constructed nature of the image, both materially and culturally.

Australian, b. 1983

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