Ben Crawford

Ben Crawford

Ben Crawford is a painter in the post-modern tradition. He takes inspiration from a variety of sources, and uses a mixture of mediums to make his work, from traditional painting techniques with oil and synthetic polymer, to spray paint and mono-printing. His work is often bursting with colour. Surreal elements transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm, charged with mystery. Figures, architecture and landmarks imbue Ben’s paintings with a sense of narrative, anchoring his work tentatively to reality.

The artist says this about his work: ‘My work is often autobiographical, with stories and characters from my life informing and populating the paintings. For me, painting is about trying to find my place in the landscape. Consciously or not, my paintings are sort of like maps which I navigate this world by. Sometimes I find my way, sometimes I get horribly lost…’

Born in Cork, Ireland, Ben graduated from C.C.A.D in 2007 with a BA in Fine Art. Since 2011 he has lived in northern New South Wales, with his wife and two daughters, painting from his studio situated on an organic banana plantation.

Artworks
Part Time Protestors by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 65x65cm framed$1200
The Chorus in the Trees by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 79x94cm framed$1500
Throwing a Line to Jackson by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 41x41cm framed$600
Always the Boy Wonder (Holy Tyranny!) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 91.5x91.5cm framed$1800
In Italy Before the War (Boy with Octopus) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 82x106.5cm framed$2000
River With the Bush (Pennefather) by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 91.5x121.5cm framed$2250