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ANTON BENZON EXHIBITION (article first published : 2008-02-28)

The annual exhibition of paintings by respected South Coast landscape artist and gallery muse, Anton Benzon, opens at the Anton Benzon @ Crouse Art Gallery KZN on March 7.

The work of Anton Benzon is denoted by distinctive emotive landscapes. His work captures various landscapes and studies of trees in the Eastern Cape and, particularly, KwaZulu-Natal. In his collection are paintings of the Drakensberg, Midlands, Umzimkulu, Bulwer, Nottingham Road, Magaliesburg and Eshowe.

Anton works in oils on canvas using a palette knife. His work boasts an extraordinary sense of light and surprising palette of colours in impressionist-inspired textured paintings. He is interested in the visual relationship and spatial dialogue between the sky above and trees and flora below. The skies in Anton’s work are particularly detailed and moody – sometimes bold and brash, other times tentative and delicate.

Based in Ramsgate on the lower South Coast, he works from his quaint sea-facing studio in a converted holiday cottage right on the beach. He works together with his partner, fellow landscape artist Diane Erasmus.

Crouse Art Gallery KZN is situated at 56 Adrain Road in Morningside. For more information on 031 312 2315 or visit www.artdealers.co.za




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