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 vistas contain a private gravitas that is reaffirmed by their titles.
You’re driving through the country to meet your sweetheart. “Say it’s not too late, I’m nearly there” you silently plead, lonesome houses streaming past the window. Will you make it time? A feat of composition, depth and intrigue, this work is akin to a visual short film.
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. For collectors of prints, and landscape and contemporary art, Benjamin is a thrilling find.
Jason BENJAMIN (1971 - )
'Say it's not too late, I'm nearly there' 2006
etching on paper
Image Size: 40 x 66 cm
Dimensions: 56 x 75 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Port Jackson Press Australia embossed stamp in lower right
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.