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