Contemporary artist Grant Legassick’s work has been exhibited at Somerset House, London, the Works on Paper Fair at the London Science Museum 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. He also won the ”Richard and Val Evens Visitors’ Choice Award (NOA 2014), Chichester, UK.
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 then settled in London, working as a visual effects artist 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.