Ben Smith

personal mythologies

Solo Exhibition
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.’
Ben Smith



Other

from the stockroom
Group Exhibition

Anthropomorphic works
Solo Exhibition Mar 2009

The influence (Leonard Cohen consoles Nick Cave)
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Mutual appreciation
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She is of uneven temperament
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Leaping lamb
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The Little Lion
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Elvis finds solace
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An invitation to dine
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He is a little mixed up
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He is of uneven temperament
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The influence (Rembrandt passes Francis a note)
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The visionary walks by night
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Leaping Piglet (after an ancient Grecian bronze)
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Lady with ermine (after Da Vinci)
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A personal mythology

In two minds (double self portrait)
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Even Cerberus has become doubtful
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Fox in the snow
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Doubt begins at breakfast (double self portrait)
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