Benon Lutaaya, ‘A dream in tatters’, 2017, ROOM Gallery & Projects

Artwork is unframed

Signature:  Signature features below the image

SOLO SHOWS

2015 - "REVEAL", Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria - Illovo, Johannesburg

2014 - 'Portrait of Self', World Art Gallery, Cape Town

2013 - ‘Transgression’ Lizamore & Associates gallery, Johannesburg
2013 - ‘Trails of infinite search’ The Lovell Gallery, Cape Town

2012- ‘Beyond the Subject’ ROOM gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

GROUP SHOWS

2016 - "Affinity -A two man show with Justing Dingwall", Lizamore & Associates gallery, Johannesburg

2016 - "Charting", Ecclectica Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016 - Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (MK & Artist Print Studio)

2015 - Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg (Bag Factory Artists Studios)

2015 - THAT ART FAIR, Cape Town- South Africa (Art Africa Magazine)

2015 - Turbine Art Fair, Newtown-Johannesburg (Lizamore & Associates gallery)

2014 - 'Marking the Map' Lizamore and Associates gallery, Johannesburg

2014 - FNB Johannesburg Art Fair', Sandton - Johannesburg (Lizamore & Associates gallery)

2013- Turbine Art Fair, Newtown, Johannesburg (Bag Factory/Lovell gallery)

2013 - Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown ( Lovell gallery)

2013 - ‘FNB Joburg Art Fair’, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (Lizamore & Associates gallery)

2012 - ‘New Voices’, Lizamore & Associates gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 - ‘21st retrospective exhibition’, bag factory artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 - Dis/Play project show, Germany Geothe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 - Lovell Gallery Art Competition winners group show, Cape Town, South Africa

2012 - ‘MADE IN AFRICA: Towards Cultural Liberation exhibition’, Sandton Art Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 - ‘Thupelo Open Day exhibition’, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg

2011 - 'The City of Johannesburg, stories that exist within it, and the rhythm of its many moving parts', Lister building, Johannesburg (Ithuba Arts Fund grant winners show).

2011 - 'The Art of Assemblage Exhibition', Joburg Fringe, Braamfontein Johannesburg.

2011 - ‘Visiting Artists’ Show’, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg.

2010 - 'Independence is Empowerment', Makerere University gallery - Kampala, Uganda

2010 - 'Bayimba International Festival of the Arts', Uganda National Theatre, Kampala

selected publications
..his style is a curious fusion of both abstract and realistic elements in a somewhat cubist tradition, inviting the viewer to new and exciting perspectives...more
He finds the waste paper used in his collage work particularly suitable for creating his portraits as he perceives an element of humanity in the material...more
...the "average" child in Africa lives a life that cannot be conveyed by news headlines or even behind-the-story stories. If you’re an African child, it’s unlikely you’ll find an accurate mirror in that other vaguely described entity, "the media"..more
Abstracting the Human Condition- Dominique du Plessis, SLOW magazine, August 2015
He refuses to follow the easy way. Refuses to accept a closed door and refuses to stagnate. He works 7days a week...to ensure that he's always improving on his skills as an artist..more
Benon Lutaaya, a Window to the Soul- Raschika Marx-Badenhorst, Art-Movie-Book, August 2015
The Richard Branson of SA's Art Scene- Lisa Witepski, SA Express Airways in-flight magazine,September 2015
...he has worked hard to establish himself as a brand - something else which marks him as an anomaly in a world where aesthetics are supposed to trump acumen... more
Art Talk: Getting into Scrap- Andrea Nagel, Times Newspaper, February 2015
The Children of Africa Observed- Chris Thurman, Business Day Newspaper- August 2013
"...we all make careers from our strengths, not necessarily what academic elitists contextualise as cutting-edge within the confines of postmodern art."....more
Of Life and visually rich collages (interview with Benon) - Khehla Chepape Makgato, The Journalist, October 2015
Benon Lutaaya: the self-made artist breaking traditions- Gloria Nakajubi, Mail & Guardian, November 2015
"His star seems to shine so bright not just for his own visibility but to illuminate the community around him and has so far donated up to R400000 to charities and other noble causes in South Africa..." more
Intriguing nooks and crannies- Danny Shorkend, Cape Times, August 2016
"...his Mindful expresses the obvious sense of unity amidst fragmentation but in addition there is a perception of both formation and deformation - the Semulteneous sense of breaking apart and gathering within in order to construct..." more

Artwork courtesy of the artist and ROOM Gallery & Projects (South Africa)

About Benon Lutaaya