Lives and works in Sydney
Ben Smith is a rare artist in his ability to combine strong classical technique with painterly abstraction and oblique narrative.
Smith’s work combines the beautiful and the unsettling, the humorous and the sincere, the banal and the uncanny. Recurring themes in his work include doubt,divergence within a personality and the search for consolation. These themes are explored using multi-layered allegory through an equally layered and expressive use of paint.
His recent work includes figures traveling through ambiguous metaphorical interiors. They are often seen on, or passing through, a somewhat otherworldly threshold.They are psyches held within a state of flux, selves undergoing transformation.
Smith has been a finalist in more than 50 established art prizes across Australia, including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2009, 2010) and the Sulman Prize (2010, 2011). Ben has exhibited in South Korea, Denmark, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
BLINK AND YOU MISSED IT — VIEW CATALOGUE
13 December 2022
In this collection are available artworks from this year’s solo gallery program; some that were not released at the time—all great examples from our talented stable.
\ Exhibitions featuring Ben Smith
Ascendency—love over strife
2 March — 19 February 2022
9 x 5"
22 January — 6 February 2021
5 December — 22 December 2018
6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018
4 May — 19 May 2017
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm