Artist Picks: Ben Tankard

Thursday 2 August 2018

By Ben Tankard
NSW

About this Curation

I’m a big fan of 20th century American painter Richard Diebenkorn – large areas of colour broken up or underscored with fine lines, paintings that might be representational or almost totally abstract. I’ve looked for those kinds of contrasts in the works I’ve chosen for this curation.

Maz Dixon’s figures have pencil lines visible beneath the paint. Belinda Nadwie’s painterly chaos is interlaced with fine lines and drips. George Hall’s painting is almost a colour field, but is comprised of thousands of careful brushstrokes.

Other works in the collection were chosen for their energy, their drawing and painting skills, or simply for their beauty. I hope you enjoy it!

About the Curator

Ben is a top selling artist on Bluethumb. Residing in the Blue Mountains, his work often draws upon themes of literature and pop culture. His signature pieces are distorted versions of Penguin book covers. The paintings are distorted representations of the subject matter, transformed with thick brushstrokes and often random lettering, retaining the essence of the original but also becoming something new.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the University of Western Sydney.

20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil Paint
$130
91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,200
70cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Drawings
$1,180
183cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,650
200cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,950
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$250
76cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,460
72cm (W) x 47cm (H)
Drawings
$4,490
59cm (W) x 83cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,250
93cm (W) x 93cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,400
110.5cm (W) x 110.5cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,100
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$800
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
60cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media
$180
50.5cm (W) x 50.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$120
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$800