Contemporary artist Grant Legassick’s work has been exhibited at The Tate Modern (London), Somerset House (London), at the London Science Museum, at Riflemaker Gallery (London), FIX Photo Festival (Bargehouse, London), AKAA (Paris) and toured worldwide to galleries in London, New York, Amsterdam and Athens. He was shortlisted in the Ashurst Emerging Artist prize 2015, the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the 2014 National Open Art Competition, the 2014 Lumen Prize, the 2014 Celeste Prize, the 2014 International Colour Awards, and the 2012 International Colour Awards.
Grant is currently studying MA Contemporary Photography and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, London.
Grant Legassick was born in South Africa. He travelled extensively around Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Throughout his travels he experimented with his style of photography, developing and refining his instincts for elements such as composition, exposure and light.
Legassick spent many years as a visual effects artist working under directors such as Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen and Tim Burton. During this time he acquired advanced skills in compositing and digital matte painting.
Legassick’s background in visual effects, combined with his intuitive photographic style, has enabled him to produce a collection of unique works. Merging cutting edge digital mastery with beautiful scenes, his technique and the resulting images find a new depth to photography, whilst offering a modern and fresh visual approach to the subject.