Working with the constant theme of the individual in the city, Jon Benjamin Tallerås’s artworks are filled with his home city of Oslo, Norway. Often staged in unusual situations, the artist himself appears in his photography jumping over fences, hanging from gutters, walking on subway tracks, or climbing up walls. By conducting social research on the city’s architecture, Tallerås’ pieces thoughtfully engage the audience on a journey through the built form of urban life and are a meditation upon the concept of urbanity itself.
Born in Oslo in 1984, Jon Benjamin Tallerås graduated from Oslo’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 after attending the Einar Granum School of Fine Art until 2008. He is a member of the Young Artists Society, the Forbundet Frie Fotografer, and the Norwegian Visual Artists Association. He has been a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, National Academy of the Arts, and the Oslo Fotokunstskole, among others.
Jon Benjamin Tallerås has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. Additionally, his work can be found in the collections of the Oslo Municipality and the Arts Council Norway, among many private collections. He has also enjoyed public commissions including Claus Borchs vei barnehage, Oslo; Lamo ungdomssenter, Sjøvegan; and the Hokksund USK, together with Marte Aas.