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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 at the Vaal Triangle Technikon in Van der Bijl Park and Pretoria Technikon.
In my latest works I depict scenes of everyday life, from photographs I capture in my surroundings. I continue to search for new ideas and experiment with new techniques and mediums. I specialise in Oil and Acrylic painting, Scenic painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Illustration and Animation.
I will always be inspired by the words of the late artist, Malachi Smith, who I was lucky to meet. He told me to do my work every day, even if it took five minutes of my time. He also told me, each artwork has an owner, and to be patient, because it might take many years to reach them.
I furthered my scenic experience while working in Dubai, on the IBN Battuta shopping mall, and a sculpture project for the Dubai Municipality. In Johannesburg I worked on a scenic project for Monte Casino's East-End Teatro. I have free-lanced for Brian Rolfe on backdrops for film and commercials.
International visits to the UAE, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Greece and India, will always be memorable, and a great inspiration to my work.
Awards and Competitions:
2012 Vuleka competition, SA Art Times Merit Award
Iheed Animation 1st place Award, Oct. 2013
Contracted Illustrator for African Storybook project by SAIDE
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
Granny Feel Goods, Main Road, Green Point Cape Town
'Picasso' Red art gallery, Steenburg village, Tokai
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
Currently exhibiting in 'Gallery On The Side' Four Ways, Johannesburg
2012 Vuleka Competition,exhibition.
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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