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
Arboreal Ardour by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 50x40cm framedSold
Last of the Innocents by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 46x35cm framedSold
Pomegranate Thief by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 101x101cm framedSold
Si Tu Vois Ma Mère by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 81x81cm framedSold
River With the Bush (Pennefather) by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 91.5x121.5cm framed$2250
Time of Barracudas Kanhoji Angria by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 51x61cm framed$1400
Lotus Land by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 50x50cm framed
Between Time and Timbuktu by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 50x40cm framedSold
Love Letter to a Tuscan Sea by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 35x46cm framedSold
Always the Boy Wonder (Holy Tyranny!) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 91.5x91.5cm framedSold
In Italy Before the War (Boy with Octopus) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 82x106.5cm framedSold
Flat Pack Pyramid (Portrait of Noah Davis) by Ben Crawfordoil & acrylic on canvas 91.5x91.5cm framed Sold
Part Time Protestors by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 65x65cm framedSold
The Chorus in the Trees by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 79x94cm framedSold
Burial, After The First Course by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 50.5x40.5cm framed Sold
Throwing a Line to Jackson by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 41x41cm framedSold
Suthern Climes by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 80cmx12cm framed Sold
Teenage Wildlife by Ben Crawfordoil on canvas 91cmx121cm framed Sold