Wednesday 2 July 2014

by Michelle Benjamin

Jehovah Shammah


Gospel Art
Jehovah Shammah

The original work is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original by clicking on the picture links below.

About Michelle

About Michelle BenjaminMichelle Benjamin blends traditional and digital art media to create work that resonates on multiple levels, occupying a unique space in the art world. Benjamin is naturally drawn to silhouettes, especially the stark shape of leafless trees. “They are the most evocative images on earth, and I have this desire to capture as many as I can in my lifetime,” she explains. But she is also drawn to other forms in nature, along with people and cities. The artist uses limited palettes in each piece, often involving complementary colors, which adds a shimmering quality to her work. Benjamin's photographs and sketches undergo digital evolution and transformation in her studio where they are combined with digital design techniques in a dynamic melting pot of traditional and modern art methods.

The artist was born into an artistic family in Durban, South Africa. She currently resides in her native country in the city of Pretoria.

Benjamin is well known in the art world as a humanitarian and art activist because of her collaboration with Save the Rhino International (London). Benjamin donates artworks of her rhino pieces to SRI, in the fight against rhino poaching and possible extinction of this endangered species of wild life. On October 16 2012, Benjamin's artwork 'It's My Horn' was auctioned at the Prince Albert Suite, The London Zoo, for $1290. All proceeds from this auction were donated to Save The Rhino International (London).

In April – May 2012 Michelle Benjamin exhibited her digital artworks at Agora Gallery, Chelsea New York.

On December 6, 2012, the artist participated in a fundraiser for Coney Island after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The benefit fundraiser was held at Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York. The artist donated 5 of her artwork images of Coney Island.

Benjamin then participated in the SGDA Christmas Group Show. Her very popular artworks 'Girl from Durban' and 'Zoe' were exhibited at this show.

Michelle Benjamin exhibited at Soho Gallery for Digital Art in the 'Let It Shine Group Show' in May-June 2013 10 of her artworks are being exhibited on digital canvases at this very prestigious gallery for digital art. Soho Gallery was rated among six of the best art galleries in New York City by the CBS Television Network.

The artist is currently exhibiting at the Soho Arthouse, New York City (previously known as SGDA).

Benjamin is promoting the rhino cause in her exhibition. Michelle Benjamin's world famous artwork Blue Rhino (with an anti poaching statement) is being exhibited at the October Moon Show, Soho, New York along with pieces from her Red Rhino Collection.

To see Michelle's work in the Nelson Mandela Blog please click <> HERE <>

To see Michelle's work in the Main African Charities Blog please click <> HERE <>

Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa

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