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Benjamin is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
I was born in South Africa, in 1967, and studied fine arts in 1985 to 1987 at the Vaal University of Technology and Tshwane University of Technology. I'm a full-time freelance fine artist, scenic artist and animator.
In my latest works I depict scenes of everyday life, from photographs I capture in my surroundings. The images are simplified and painted in layers which becomes more defined when viewed from a distance. The use of oil medium is a personal preference in these works because of the rich depth of colour.
It is important to me to capture a moment to the best of my ability. The emotion or spirit captured in my work I leave up to the viewer to Interpret.
I continue to search for new ideas and experiment with new techniques, styles and media. I specialize, collaborate and do commissions in Oil and Acrylic painting, Scenic painting, Drawing, Traditional and Digital Illustration and Animation.
I furthered my scenic experience creating murals, backdrop and faux techniques while working on industrial theming, stage and film projects.
Awards and Competitions:
2012 Vuleka competition, SA Art Times Merit Award
Iheed Animation 1st place Award, Oct. 2013
Sanlam Vuleka Exhibition, 2003
Sanlam Vuleka Exhibition, 2004
Obz Art Walk, 2003
SoulPIE Exhibition - 38 Special Art Gallery, Cape Town,2003
Aroma Cafe, Loop street, Cape Town, 2003
Granny Feel Goods, Main Road, Green Point Cape Town, 2003
'Picasso' Red art gallery, Steenburg village, Tokai, 2003
Strada restaurant, Munich, 2005/2006
Koenig Bistro, Munich, 2006
Hof Christmas market, Germany, 2006
The Studio art gallery, Clarens, 2007
Richard Renni gallery, Clarens, 2007
Solo Exhibition,Spirit, The Arts Association of Bellville, Cape Town, 2008
'My Country, My Land', Hyde Park Gallery, Johannesburg, 2009
'Green,Organic,Nature,Nurture', Hyde Park,Jhb. Food and Trees for Africa, 2009
'Gallery On The Side' Four Ways, Johannesburg, 2010/2014
Sanlam Vuleka Exhibition, 2012, Merit award
2nd Annual Group Miniature Exhibition, Art Lovers 1932 Gallery, 9 May 2013
In celebration of Portugal Day, Group Exhibition, Art Lovers 1932, 8 June 2013
Don't let that Horse, Ode to Chagall, Group Exhibition, Art Lovers 1932, 25 June 2013
Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg 2013
Art Lovers 1932 - Erotica group exhibition 19 Sept to 2 Oct.
Art Lovers 1932 - Mixed Media Duo exhibition with Johan van Staden in conjunction with Gordon Froud - Alice in Wonderland group exhibition, 3 Oct. to 16 Oct. 2013
Fine Arts - Gauteng
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