2 Nov 2011 - 20 Nov 2011
Ben Smith is an artist based in Sydney, Australia. In 2010 he won the Waverley Art Prize, the Mosman Emerging Artist Art Award and the Odd Nerdrum Self Portrait Competition. He has been a finalist in numerous established art prizes across Australia, including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2009,2010)and the Sulman Prize (2010,2011). He has had two “sell out” solo shows with Dickerson Gallery Sydney.
‘My paintings are an attempt to combine the beautiful and the unsettling, the humorous and the sincere, the banal and the uncanny. I believe that by combining disparate elements in art, they reflect my experience of life. Reoccurring themes in my work include doubt, self-parenting, personal conflicts and the consoling power of art.’
from the stockroom
Solo Exhibition Mar 2009