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Ben Quilty: THE EMU MAN
July 14 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Sprovieri gallery in London is delighted to present THE EMU MAN, the debut exhibition of Australian painter Ben Quilty at their venue. Quilty’s works are largely influenced by his experience of contemporary Australian culture, and particularly the drug-and-alcohol imbued culture of his youth; later experiences including political activism and a position as an official war artist have also shaped his practice. The bold themes which dominate Quilty’s practice are denoted through his painting aesthetic which is equally dimensional, confrontational and dynamic.
About the Artist
Ben Quilty (b.1973, Sydney, Australia; lives and works in Sydney) holds the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art, and the Archibald Prize. He has had solo exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, London; Cairns Art Gallery, Australia; Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia; and Arndt Agency, Berlin, Germany. In 2019, Quilty had his first major survey exhibition across Australia at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Ben Quilty’s work is represented in many public Australian collections that include: the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; among others.