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