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.
In ‘Taking our tears away’, he presents an empty scene. Cast in morning light, it recalls the miracle of fresh air in times of hardship. With nothing but the trees to keep you company, the land becomes therapeutic - a reset washed in wheat.
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 - 2021)
'Taking our tears away' 2005
etching on paper
Image Size: 41 x 66 cm
Dimensions: 54 x 74 cm
Signed: Signed Benjamin, dated, titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Very good. In keeping with the work's title, this impression sustained a minor tear to the image. It has since been fully restored by expert conservators and is now barely, if at all, discernible; the tear has been taken away.
© The Artist or Assignee
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