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Jonathan Benitez

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Young_lass_4_web
young lass, 2003 Charcoal Over Watercolor 50x70 Cm © Jonathan Benitez
Articles_of_beginning_copy
Articles of Beginnings, 2007 Acrylic 26 X 34 Inches © JonathanBenitez
Islanders_4_web
islanders, 2004 Acrylic 40x34 Inches © JonathanBenitez
Windows
Windows, 2001 Watercolors 50x70 Cm © JonathanBenitez
Previous_catch
previous catch, 2007 Acrylic On Panel 10x12 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Taratungon_copy
puffer fish, 2008 Acrylic And Graphite On Paper 10x8 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Story_of_fish_copy
Story of a fish, 2008 Acrylic And Graphite On Paper 10x8 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Pluning_copy
Pluning, 2008 Acrylic On Paper 10x8 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Islander_copy
Manang Azon, 2008 Acrylic On Paper 10x8 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Sea_elements_copy
Sea elements, 2007 Watercolors 10x12 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Blue_shoes_copy
blue shoes, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Crab_woman__4_web_copy
crab woman, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 21x18 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Puerto_princesa_bay_4_web
puerto princesa bay, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 21x18 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Dried_fish_and_bell_pepper_4_web
dried fish and bell pepper, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Previous_catch
previous catch, 2007 Acrylic On Panel 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Turtle_bay_copy
turtle bay, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Early_morning_copy
early morning, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Early_summer_copy
early summer, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Abokado1
testicles, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 21x18 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Afternoon_sun1
afternoon sun, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 34x26 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Boy_with_shell
boy with shell, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 21x18 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Boy-painting
dodong, 2001 Acrylic On Canvas 34x26 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Civilization_variation_compressed_copy
civilization, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Collaboration
stilllife for manang, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Four_elements
four elements, 2007 Watercolor 12x10 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Give_us_this_day
give us this day, 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 21x18 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
Pantalon
denim, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 34x26 Inches © Jonathan Benitez
20101115043442-monalisa_copy
Italian Tourist, 2006 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X24" © Jonathan Benitez
20101115043658-woman_w_shells_copy
woman with shells, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 48"X36" © Jonathan Benitez
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Iligan City
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Philippines
Works in
Philippines
Representing galleries
Palawan Philippines, Dos Palmas Art Center
Tags
mixed-media, surrealism, modern, traditional, figurative
Statement


    I started to paint when my sister offered me a set of oil paints.When the owner of a local restaurant saw my work and offered to mount an exhibit, the show was a sold out.

I never stop creating art after that.

I was fortunately blessed by circumstances to cross the boundaries of multidisciplinary art.Extending to performance art,lecturer,workshop facilitator,curatorial obligations,organizer,cultural worker,graphic arts,and to my second choice,as a musician and songwriter.

Due to proximity from the Manila-the capital, art awareness is lacking.My home town has no art school,no art supply,no gallery.As an artist, it become a duty to evolve to such roles to promote the arts to the public.In 2002, I established an artists collective called CAFE-Collective Artists For the Environment which I run till the present.

In doing my method of work,I have a strong foundation in Realism and capable of creating non-representational lyrical abstractions in any given medium at the same time. I knew these two disciplines thrive at different level but I am attempting to combine the two to blurr its boundaries.

As an artist Living in a third world country,it offered me a rich source of stories that is not enough tofill the libraries.I explore diverse experiences and issues that affects an individual. The social climate isas complicated as climate change itself, which is at constant threat of culture commodification, identity crisis, economic turmoil, poverty, corruption, globalization,calamities and environmental destruction engaging us on collision course with our fate.

This is what my art is all about.

 

 

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