Ben's 2015 talk was a brilliant insight into the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a fine artist in a commercial world. He's a Sydney based artist who exhibits with Pearl Lam Galleries, Tolarno Galleries, Jan Murphy Gallery and Galerie Allen.
Ben Quilty paints like there is no tomorrow. In less than a decade he has become one of the country’s favourite artists. 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.
Lisa Slade, Special Projects Curator, Art Gallery of South Australia