Jason Benjamin: A Fragrant World

Minimalism, or simplicity, governs the paintings of Jason Benjamin. With a restricted palette and the omission of human existence, his isolated landscapes – with blended sunsets, sweeping skies and shimmering seas – generate a sense of melancholy and loneliness, inviting contemplation and emotional engagement beyond their resonating postcard perfect imagery – scented with serenity and optimism. Poetic and elusive titles such as I love the way you float around all day (2019) and Can you see it in your heart (2019), suggest a connection to place.

Jason Benjamin, 1st love, 2019, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery, Queensland

Jan Murphy Gallery
16 July to 3 August 2019