Renowned artist Jason Benjamin describes his art as experiential. Indeed, stripped back then intensified, his atmospheric landscapes are less about preciness and more a vehicle for emotional contemplation. Like taking a walk to turn over an idea, his scenes bear an intimate but private gravitas.
In ‘Let’s Go Back to the Start’ sky, burning like an ember, rolls over the landscape. The day is caramelising into night, the grass oddly still and you, the lone occupant of this vista, wait for clarity. A feat of composition, depth and intrigue, this work is quietly profound.
Benjamin is represented in numerous public collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as notable regional and corporate collections. He is multi-time finalist in the Wynne, Archibald and Doug Moran prizes and in 2005, won the Archibald’s Packing Room Prize.
‘Let’s Go Back to the Start’ is a BAT, meaning it was the final (and perfected) trial proof before the edition was pulled. The work contains Benjamin’s notes in the margins, which can either be displayed as an insight into the artist’s practice or concealed through a window mount. For collectors of prints, and landscape and contemporary art, this work is a thrilling find.
Jason BENJAMIN (1971 - )
'Let's go back to the start' 2004
etching on paper
Edition of 40
Image Size: 21 x 41 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm
Signed: Signed Benjamin, dated, titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Artist notes in margin. These can be concealed with a mount or revealed to demonstrate the artists process.
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
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