Ben Howe

Ben Howe
4 artworks

Melbourne, Australia, Australia
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Artwork Description

Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

Winner of the 2017 Hill Smith prize at ‘NotFair’

In order to create these works, Ben simulated a crowd by making a series of tiny sculptures to convey the idea and feeling of an assembly, without any attachment to an actual event.

After researching the most effective ways to depict a common figure, seven archetypes were designed, from which approximately 200 casts of the figures were made.

Stripped of any intimate character, the figures serve the purpose of icons or avatars: truncated representations of a whole, into which it is easy to project a notion of the self.

The dioramas were photographed and rendered in paint, using a technique that appears photographic from a distance, yet becomes more abstracted and painterly with proximity. Repetition, miniaturization, and fluctuations between representation and abstraction were used to activate links between the body, movement and memory.

Medium

Oil Painting

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Choice of canvas stretching and oak floating frames, custom made with tassie oak.

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

Landscape Art, People Art

Ben Howe

Ben Howe
4 artworks

Melbourne, Australia, Australia
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