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Past Exhibition

BEN QUILTY LIVE!

Ben Quilty paints like there is no tomorrow. In less than a decade he has become one of the country’s favourite artists. Quilty uses licks of luscious paint to conjure his subjects which include his beloved LJ Torana, his ‘wasted’ mates, his son Joe and more recently himself. His subjects are modern day memento mori; pithy reminders of our mortality and a call to live life in the fast lane.

Painting itself is also the subject of Ben Quilty’s work. He summons his subjects with a palpable physicality. Abstract slabs of vivid colour, often underpinned by urgent aerosol drawings, bring his subjects to life. This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of Ben Quilty’s painting and includes loans from private and public collections.

Curated by Lisa Slade

More hotted up cars than the car park of a 24-hour McDonalds. More skulls than Yorrick’s family reunion. Craig Reucassel

Like most people, Ben Quilty defies caricature… A petrol-head who buys his art supplies at Bunnings, yet carries tiny notebooks full of the most exquisite pen-and-ink sketches of Venice done in his recent youth. Don Walker

A UQ Art Museum Touring Exhibition

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Past Exhibition

BEN QUILTY LIVE!

16 August - 15 November 2009

Ben Quilty paints like there is no tomorrow. In less than a decade he has become one of the country’s favourite artists. Quilty uses licks of luscious paint to conjure his subjects which include his beloved LJ Torana, his ‘wasted’ mates, his son Joe and more recently himself. His subjects are modern day memento mori; pithy reminders of our mortality and a call to live life in the fast lane.

Painting itself is also the subject of Ben Quilty’s work. He summons his subjects with a palpable physicality. Abstract slabs of vivid colour, often underpinned by urgent aerosol drawings, bring his subjects to life. This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of Ben Quilty’s painting and includes loans from private and public collections.

Curated by Lisa Slade

More hotted up cars than the car park of a 24-hour McDonalds. More skulls than Yorrick’s family reunion. Craig Reucassel

Like most people, Ben Quilty defies caricature… A petrol-head who buys his art supplies at Bunnings, yet carries tiny notebooks full of the most exquisite pen-and-ink sketches of Venice done in his recent youth. Don Walker

A UQ Art Museum Touring Exhibition