Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Article 31.1 - Matthew Benson

Signs like the above are ubiquitous in the city... "NO BALL GAMES", "DO NOT CLIMB ON SCAFFOLD".

Not one to be told what he can and can't do Matthew Benson has been ignoring these signs for a while now. You may have seen his pics on BNTL - the crazy shit atop tower blocks or in tunnels.

Signs that say "DO NOT ENTER" just don't run. Imagine if you was a child, and someone said "DO NOT TOUCH". I know what I would do. Presumably it is this same rebellious, playful itch that keep Matthew Benson doing what he does.

Matthew is a player, and the city is his playground.

This coming Friday presents the first chance to see Matthew Benson's work exhibited as part of Article 31.1 x Workshop 44. Photographic work documenting tracks, trains, blocks and roof tops, all within London, will be on show. 

Check out a selection of photos below...

DSC_1580 DSC_9253 DSC_6878 DSC_1586 DSC_4173 DSC_9953

No comments: