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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.
The seven still-life paintings above were first shown in April/May 2010 at theTina Skukan Galleryin 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...
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