About

Roy Mehta is a well-established London-based photographic artist with thirty years of professional experience working on personal and commercial projects. A hallmark of Mehta’s work is its versatility and application to a range of photographic genres while still maintaining a cohesive style in which intimacy is foregrounded.

Throughout this time he has developed a visual signature that emphasizes aesthetics and pictorial qualities that he expresses through the artful use of light and depth of field. Whether photographing people or objects, his creative approach engages with the intuitive and reflective to produce sensitive images that highlight detail and illuminate form. The final photographs are often enigmatic, gently hinting at and suggesting wider concerns, rather than foregrounding and describing them. In this way, Mehta is able to unite the formal and contextual elements in his work so that the various elements play off and enhance each other.

Much of his work centers around projects that encapsulate the complexity of identity and belonging.

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Publications

‘Make Light Work’ (Published by Ffotogallery 2008)

‘Coastline’ 2003 Published by Browns ISBN 0-9533730-6-1 (essays by David Chandler and Andrew Martin)

‘Different’ 2001 Published by Phaidon ISBN 0 7148 4014 9 (essays by Stuart Hall produced by Mark Sealy)

‘Distant Relations’ 1996 Published by Autograph ISBN 1-899282-20-3 (Essays by Mark Sealy and Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye)

 

Exhibitions

2020 Solo Exhibition opening in NW LONDON as part of BRENT 2020 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE

2020 RK BURT GALLERY, LONDON and LONDON CITY BRIDGE ‘SIXTEEN’ Group Photography Exhibition

2019 TATE LIVERPOOL, Tate Exchange ‘SIXTEEN’ Group Photography Exhibition

2019 DERBY PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL ‘Project Sixteen’ National Touring Group Exhibition

2016 ‘Portraits of Mumbai’ Uncertain States, Cass Gallery, London

2015 ‘Coaxial’ Group show London Photomonth

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Teaching

2017 - ongoing. Associate Lecturer University for the Creative Arts, Rochester 

2005 – 2019       Visiting Lecturer Brighton Met FDA and BA(Hons) Visual Arts Practice

2011 – 2014       Tutor Open College of the Arts

2003 – 2004        Visiting Lecturer UCA Farnham

1992 – 2007        Visiting Lecturer Harrow College    

Public Art Commissions and Awards

2012 ‘The World in London’ Olympics commission from the The Photographers Gallery, London

2006 Awarded commission from EGHN (European Garden Heritage Network) to produce work that re-interpreted the space within British and German public gardens.

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