More Paintings by Zak Benjamin
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Poeliesman
2000
Property of Eduard & Jo Noffke
This is Barbara Hopley's favourite painting. Do visit her site, too! She's made some lovely work.
B Mol en G Hammer
2000
Property of Tom and Dierdre Lubbe
ZAR 15000
The Bible and History (After Chagall)
2003
available ZAR 15000

This work was originally commissioned for the cover of a book, and its design is a collaboration between Zak Benjamin and sculptor Gert Swart
Deemter Stillewe
2001
Commissioned for gourmet restaurant Fynboshoek Cheese
Jesus Vliegtuig
2000
Property of Pieter and Gabrielle Kritzinger
Koperkatel
2002
Oliewenhuis National Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Lokomotief
2000
This work belongs to sculptor Gert Swart
ZAR 15000.00
Pentecost
2001
available ZAR 15000
Telefoon en Mikrogolf
2000
Property of Etienne, filmmaker (Passing Trains)
and Willemien de Villiers, artist & author
Toyland
2000
Property of Pieter and Gabrielle Kritzinger
Vliegtuig en Krygers
2001
Property of filmmaker Etienne de Villiers and author Willemien de Villiers
Click the title to read a brief discussion of the work
Drie Evas or: Genesis ll
2002
This painting belongs to author Gerda Saunders. Click on the title to read what she wrote about it.
Izak's art gives people goosebumps because the skin is like a seismograph - 
it's moved by the moving. 
Craig Long  
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Genesis l
2002
Property of Pieter and Gabrielle Kritzinger
Pampoene
2004
Property of Dr Glenda Gray
Ark & Submarine (Hawe 2)
2000
SOLD
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Vir Ella (click to read more about the project)
2004
"Fairy painting" commissioned by the artist's eight-year-old granddaughter. Click the title to read about the process!

AFGETAKEL?
Vir Izak 

Ongedefinieerde onbeminde 
Kruip by ‘n skilder in
Maak sy vingers dom 
Maar fantasiebeelde
Kry hul sin
Werk ‘n pad
Die skade deur
Om op papier te kom  
 
Duister donker onbeminde
Beplan nou slinks  
Maar fantasieweelde
Skitter
Jeugdig jubilerend
In jou brein
En vrees verdwyn
Al raak jou vingers stom

Jaloers venynig onbeminde
Bereik onbewapen min 
Teen die fantasties onbeteulde
Jy   
Met jou liefdesversterkers    
Vyandverwerkers, goeieraadmaaiers
Oplossingsaaiers onminverraaiers
En teen een muur bloot “Brug”

Die brug na al ons harte
Waar bly jy immer blom. 

Janine Macke
2006
Three portraits, from top to bottom

Christ 1

Christ 2

Christ 3

Completed in 2004/2005
Acrylic on board

Property of Hanli Buber
Tora
2006
Property of Dr Glenda Gray and artist Jakobus Kloppers
Krokodil
2001
Property of Tom and Dierdre Lubbe
Voyage Yachts
Blou Ketel
2002
Sonja and Danie Malherbe
This page shows works completed between 2000 - 2010
Should you wish to view earlier paintings, click on one of the following:
1976 - 1985
1986 - 1996
1997 - 1999
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In 1996 Zak was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a debilitating and progressive condition. He still made art when he could - he was able to work an hour or two on a good day.  Then, in January 2008, Zak received a deep-brain stimulator, an implanted device that has given him considerable relief from the symptoms of the disease, and he is able to work more than before the operation.
BLOU PAMPOENE -
‘n paar gedagtes

Het die huis leeg geloop,
of is mense besig om in te trek?
Waai die "geld" in die kollektebakkie in, of uit?
Sonsopkoms of ondergang? Begin of einde?
Vir my lyk die huis effe spokerig,
maar dit sê tog: "Kom in."
Miskien is die "geld" 'n Kerk-traktaatjie (is daar 'n kruis op?) wat 'n bietjie uitgestryk moet word.
Daar is lig, en die pampoene is vet,
al is hulle gemerk - warts and all.
Dis baie stil 
- die simmetriese komposisie is sterk 
en maak alles rustig.
Die berg hou wag en was nog altyd daar - 
Laat my nou dink dat die son sak.
Die mense het uitgetrek.
Die papier waai weg.
Die pampoene vrot.
Die keramiekbakkie val af,
breek en word weer klei.
Die huis verval tot 'n murasie. 
Klip en sand.
Die kaktusse hou lank uit, maar hulle is tog nie van hier nie en deur die mense aangeplant - hulle vrek ook maar op die ou end.
Net die berg bly oor -
dis sad, maar dis OK - 
die son kom weer op.

Etienne de Villiers
ZAR 20000
Berge Blaas Blomme
2008
700X900mm
oil on board
SOLD
Read an article about  this painting in a Canadian publication.
ZAR 20000
Eggo
2008
700x900mm
oil on board
Available ZAR 23000
ZAR 17000
Royal Priesthood (After Goya)
2003
SOLD 

This work was originally commissioned for the cover of a book, and its design is a collaboration between Zak Benjamin and sculptor Gert Swart. It alludes to 9/11 and its aftermath.
Deep Brain Stimulation
2009
920x920mm
oil on board
Property of Dr Pieter Slabbert, neurosurgeon, and his wife Helen
Brasso
2006
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD
Lamp
2007
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD
Stoof met Ketel
2007
615x830mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
Available ZAR 23000
Strykyster
2007
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD  ZAR 25000
Stoof met Potte 
2008
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD
Radio
2010
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD
Omo
2010
740x990mm
Acrylic on printed canvas
SOLD
ZAR 21000
ZAR 21000
ZAR 21000
ZAR 19000
ZAR 21000
The seven still-life paintings above were first shown in April/May 2010 at the Tina Skukan Gallery in Pretoria. The show was titled

Alledaags Heilig / The Sacred Everyday

Zak Benjamin’s world is circumscribed by an illness that severely limits his physical mobility and brings the small things around him into sharp focus, infusing still corners with hallowed light. Read more...
Read an e-zine article
Jacobsbaai
2010
770x1020mm
oil on board
Property of Adele de Villiers
Out of Egypt
2003, 493x560 mm, oil on board
available ZAR 9000

This work was originally commissioned for the cover of a book, and its design is a collaboration between Zak Benjamin and sculptor Gert Swart.
You know, there's something special happening here that is quite new. I saw it in Berge Blaas Blomme, too. The words "echo" and "type" bring back fond memories of all the poems of my youth that I typed out on an old Olympus. The High Tea table, and the sapling, remind me of all the poems and art that is waiting to be born (from the artist in the foreground - whose eyes are inward, and whose soul takes flight for only it has sight). I love the INVITATION to "tik". The sound of the typewriter is one of my favourite sounds. I love it when Zak's pictures remind me of an Agatha Christie novel: full of elusive clues that are just waiting to be solved - clues that delight you so thoroughly that you forget about the crime!" - Craig Long about Eggo