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Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty is an Australian modern artist that I was introduced to last year at Art school. I watched a 30 min documentary on his art practice and found him truely inspirational allowing me to get back into the studio and pump out a decent size body of work. Ben quilty struggles to find out what it is to be a man today. His practice evolves around photos he has taken of his mates on night outs when they are intoxicated then reproduces these images through oils on canvas usually in beautiful pastel colours.

If you want to check out the 30 min documentary heres the link:

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s2872950.htm

Also here is a You Tube video of Ben Quilty in conversation with curator Lisa Slade talking about his exhibiton Ben Quilty Live.

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One response

  1. Great to listen to the painter express himself and his techniques. Such a strong bold technique yet he is so critical with his brush strokes.Every stroke has its purpose and is in the exact proportional space.
    How amazing would it be to have the freedom of expression within a public art gallery .

    April 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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