Ben Quilty

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Ben Quilty           
Quilty’s painting style can be recognized from his thick layering of paint. He uses different forms of palette knife, smearing the paint to create his figures. Quilty does not attempt to hide the strokes from his knife, rather he utilises the thick slabs of paint to block in large areas of the canvas, with high contrast colours. He works fast and audiences can see each brush stroke which gives the three-dimensional appearance and adds another element to his work. His paintings are said to “challenge assumptions” with the bold and unsettling objects which he depicts in his paintings.
Ben Quilty
21 Century dilemma 21, 2014
Oil on Canvas
190 x 280 cm (74 4/5 x 110 1/5 in.)
Ben Quilty
Self portrait, 2014
Oil on Canvas
170 x 160 cm (66 9/10 x 63 in.)
I am attracted by his painting style and unique strokes.

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