It is great to announce my affiliation with Influx Gallery as a featured artist.
I was honoured to be asked by the amazing team at Influx, of Jack Savage, Dylan Storey, Mohamed Mokcheh, and Dominic Abbey.
Influx is an award-winning international art gallery based in Notting Hill, London. The team has assembled a “family” of experienced artists, curators, and gallerists. Their objective is to support artists by organising international online and physical art exhibitions and contests.
It is great to be part of the family and I look forward to collaborating with team on future projects.
My photography currently features on the Designerati website, the digital home and website for “Designer Magazine”.
The article is part of a new series featuring designers and architects speaking about future-proof design. The photographs are from a recent assignment for Tetris DB of the new Wise offices in the Tea Building in Shoreditch, London. Great interior design understands the end user’s requirements, respects the interior space, and produces an environment which is reflective of the brand. The offices have been designed as a flexible working environment with collaborative spaces that utilise a multitude of different options of furniture to enhance creativity.
The article looks at how furniture should not be an afterthought and that we should recognise its vital role as a key driver of a holistic sustainability approach that can extend and enhance the lifecycle of workplaces.
The Phillips Collection (Phillips@THEARC) presents Portraits of Resilience, featuring photographs by Jonathan Banks that share the stories of survivors of torture. Alongside the exhibition The Phillips Collection produced a book with the portraits and stories.
The exhibition is held in collaboration with the artist, the survivors, and Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC). The exhibition is on view from April 27 to July 29, 2022.
Yesterday evening was the reception and artist talk for “Portraits of Resilience”, an exhibition organised by The Phillips Collection, @THEARC in Washington DC f featuring photographs of torture survivors by myself in collaboration with Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) which now runs until July 29 2022.
Thanks to Nehemiah Dixon and the team at the Phillips Collection for the amazing reception and artist talk that they organised. A recording of the event will be available on YouTube shortly and I will update you with links to this as soon as possible.
Thanks to Ryan Welch and Nando’s for generously supplying an incredible spread of food for the event. Everyone truly appreciated the contribution and loved the food. It is great to be able to bring together a socially responsible company like Nando’s and a charity such as TASSC International - especially when it involves ‘breaking bread’ over great food!
Thanks to TASSC International for all your amazing work and support that you give to survivors. Everyone on the team is so valuable and has been invaluable to our collaboration.
Thanks to the survivors that attended in person and online. You are the purpose for these photographs, and I only hope that my portraits do your stories justice.