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Sad news of late in the art world has been the death of one of Australia’s most successful contemporary talents, Jason Benjamin (1971-2021), who passed away in February 2021, presumably from drowning, near Carrathool in south-west New South Wales.
Born in Melbourne in 1971, Jason Benjamin is known for his great painterly skill and for his magnificent, mood-inducing landscape paintings. His dramatically realistic oils are noted for their highly emotive depiction of light, often expressed across sweepingly wide rural vistas illuminated with striking cloud formations.
Benjamin studied briefly at the Pratt Institute in New York and then worked in an art gallery. After taking up full time painting in 1995, he enjoyed wide popularity and acclaim, with some of his works finding their way into the private collections of Hollywood stars.
Benjamin held many shows in Australia and overseas, and won numerous art awards. Also a painter of flowers and portraits, Benjamin was a multiple finalist in the Archibald Prize and won the Packing Room Prize in 2005 for his painting of actor Bill Hunter.
His work is represented in several public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Parliament House.
“There is No Easy Ride”, portraying the Western Plains in New South Wales is a major work by Jason Benjamin, and an excellent example of his distinctive style, with an awe-inspiring perspective, and powerful impact from the beautiful, brooding sky.
To best enjoy the beauty, scale, and spirit of this magnificent painting, a visit to my gallery to view in person is highly recommended. To organise a viewing call 0407-452 024, or contact me via my “Contact” page or from the “Enquire” button listed above.