Professor Keith Dietrich of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch is a South African Artist of some renown. In his professionalism and excellence as an artist he has been a role model for Benjamin, who first knew him as his lecturer, and then as his friend.
Artist, MA(FA), D Litt et Phil. UNISA
about Benjamin's work:
"Over the past years Zak Benjamin has matured as an artist with a wonderfully unique and curious imagination. His paintings are a tender and sympathetic distillation of personal experiences of his environment. They are patiently conceived and embrace a rare mixture of compassionate humour and deep religious conviction. Benjamin has proven himself a fine painter who has made an insightful contribution to contemporary art in South Africa."