Lot 55 - Ben Crawford - Short Cut
Lot 55 - Ben Crawford - Short Cut
Lot 55 - Ben Crawford - Short Cut

Lot 55 - Ben Crawford - Short Cut

Oil, Acrylic, Oil Stick, Charcoal on Gesso

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Ben Crawford is a figurative painter. He mostly paints about his life, exploring the story telling possibilities of distorted memories and dreams. Surreal elements transform the landscapes he paints into somewhat mystical realms, bursting with colour and charged with mystery. Figures, architecture and landmarks drawn from his life imbue Ben’s paintings with a sense of narrative, anchoring his work tentatively to reality. 

 

Education 

 

Born in Cork, Ireland, Ben studied painting at The Crawford College of Art & Design and graduated with a first class honours degree in fine art in 2007. 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

The Unwritten Places 
Solo show with Boom Gallery Geelong AUS. 
February 2022 
 
Darlings 
Group show with Curatorial and Co, Sydney AUS. December 2021.  
 
Natura Morta 
Group show with Boom Gallery Geelong AUS. 
December 2021 
 
Art for Charity Collective 
Online art auction. 
November 2021 
 
Big Boom Selection of works alongside other Boom artists, Boom Gallery Geelong AUS. October 2021.  
 
An Outlaw for My Love 
Solo show with Curatorial and Co, Sydney AUS. 
August 2021. 
 
Top 100 
Group show with The Auction Collective, London UK.  
June 2021.  
 
Bucolia 
Group show with Blue Shop Cottage, London UK.  
June 2021. 
 
A Space Between, 
Online art auction with Art For Charity Collective, UK.  
March 2021.  
 
Darlings  
Group Show with Curatorial and Co, Sydney AUS. December 2020.  
 
Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour  
Solo show with Boom Gallery, Victoria AUS. November 2020 
 
Art For Charity Online Art Auction,  
Instagram September 2020 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

Boom Gallery Australia.  
 
Curatorial and co. Australia. 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These paintings are little vignettes from my life: ‘Tell my sister’ is about my mother and aunt, but by extension it’s also about my two daughters and that special bond siblings have. ‘History repeating itself’. The house in this painting is referencing a lot of the houses I grew up in. My parents enjoyed renovating, and as a kid these old crumbling structures had a warm association with the idea of home. These buildings were homes to many generations before us and will be for a long time to come, so that idea of layers of history in a place really intrigues me. ‘Starting line’ is based on a photo from my primary school. It’s sports day and the kids are lining up to start a race. The ‘starting line’ refers to this event, but also to this time in our lives when we’re so young and impressionable. ‘Short cut’ is about walking back to a friend’s house after school. It always seemed to take ages and there would always be elaborate ‘short cuts’ through fields and convents. 

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