Australian artist Jason Benjamin original fine art etching titled “I have to take care of you now”, it was released in the year 2006 to a limited edition of 50 etchings only, the type of etching technique used is called “hard ground etching” the image size is 39.5x65cm .In ‘I have to take care of you now’, the depths of winter carry untold significance. Vein-like trees cut the white sky. You brace for the morning sun, frost girting your feet. A feat of composition, depth and intrigue, this work
Benjamin was born in Melbourne in 1971. In his youth he lived in the United States and Mexico. After brief periods of study at The Stony Brook School on Long Island and the Pratt Institute in New York City, he returned to Australia in the early 1990s.
He began exhibiting his artwork 1989 and won the 2005 Packing Room Prize at the Archibald Prize with a painting of actor Bill Hunter titled Staring down the past. He won the 1993, 1994 and 1996 Mosman Art Prizes in Sydney. In 1997 he was awarded the Kings School Art Prize for landscape painting. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Benjamin was found dead in the Murrumbidgee River near Carrathool, New South Wales on 16 February 2021, aged 50.
Awards. 2014 Finalist, Archibald Prize. 2013 Finalist, Fleurieu Landscape Prize. 2013 Finalist, Archibald Prize. 2012 Finalist, Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery. 2012 Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery. 2011 Finalist, Archibald Prize. 2011 Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Prize. 2011 Finalist, Albany Art Prize
A multiple Archibald Prize finalist, coupled with an extensive solo exhibiting career, Benjamin also had a major touring retrospective exhibition. His work is included in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Parliament House collection, as well as numerous private collections around the world.
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