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Each week, we showcase an emerging artist from around the world who is already garnering attention for their work. Taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year history of discovering new talent, One-to-Watch presents some of the most exciting artists on Saatchi Art, helping collectors to identify strong emerging talent. Check out our exclusive look at artist Dean West.

Dean West doesn’t take a photo. He makes one.

For “Beverly Hills Gallery, February 25, 2016,” the image might look like he snapped it while driving by a gallery, but it’s actually a composite of 19 photos he spent two weeks creating. 

West worked with an illustrator to sketch the scenesters you’d see at an opening—the art collector, the selfie-snapper, a model or two. The Australian photographer wanted to convey the often grandiose atmosphere of such an event. West is more interested in conveying how a place feels than how it looks. Sometimes, that means making it all up.

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