Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty paints like there is no tomorrow. … Quilty uses licks of luscious paint to conjure his subjects which include his beloved LJ Torana, his ‘wasted’ mates, his son Joe and more recently himself. His subjects are modern day memento mori; pithy reminders of our mortality and a call to live life in the fast lane.
 
Painting itself is also the subject of Ben Quilty’s work. He summons his subjects with a palpable physicality. Abstract slabs of vivid colour, often underpinned by urgent aerosol drawings, bring his subjects to life.

 

Ben Quilty LIVE! 8 May – 19 July 2009 The University of Queensland Art Museum

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Notes on Chaos 2018 20187
Installation view. Photo by Andrew Curtis
After Achille Deveria, A night of excess 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202
Photo By Andrew Curtis
The Last Supper no. 9 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202 cm
Photo By Andrew Curtis
A fascination, The Last Supper 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202
Photo by Andrew Curtis
The Last Supper no. 7 2017
Oil on linen
265 x 202cm
Photo by Andrew Curtis