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Benon Lutaaya  Johannesburg, South Africa

'Vulnerable girl'

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About Benon

Benon Lutaaya paints to convey an emotional story, illustrating the fragility of life from his own personal experiences.

Through his work, he finds expression for emotions shared by many, especially those living on the fringes of the mainstream society. The abstract imagery in his collages represents the act of survival while the text, often obscure, stresses questions of identity within society.

In his paper collage and mixed media paintings, he aims to mix paint with vision, collage with story, and text with meditation. Out of these mixtures comes a release of energy imbued with life and raw simplicity.

Lutaaya chooses textures to match the painterly play of light and. This allows for a three-dimensional effect on a flat surface, as well as enhancing rich colors and contrast. The work is constantly evolving. ‘I enjoy coming up with something new and unique,’ he says. ‘I love to surprise myself.’

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'South Africa'

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"I love his work, its so good"

"I need some facts on benon's artwork for my homework, just need about 5. not trying to get someone else to do it for me, just stuck.thanks"

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"Benon has expressed the real african experience,his fotos are very nice,keep up bro"

"Hey Angie.This is benon. You realise its difficult to communicate properly on here. Visit me; Get in touch. I'm open to information sharing"

"Hi Benon,I am an artist too and love the painterly way your collage expresses itself. I am thinking of combining my oils with collage and wondered if you have any advise for me, especially about how you would approach collage on board (Supa board)..... what glue, do I varnish afterwards or modge podge etc.Thanks, A"

"alles sehr schön!"

"Talented, but there's definitely more to come."

"Simply Amazing! I wonder what the so called collectors and galleries are waiting for. I have searched about this guy and is not represented by any gallery"

"It's so lovely.."

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