Statue of Liberty
Peter Ben’s highly illustrative paintings are drawn from the artist’s rich imagination, depicting invented worlds, busy and vibrant and often with an unfolding narrative. His works are influenced by science fiction themes and popular culture, and are infused with a sharp humour. Ben is also interested in animation – stop-motion film in particular. Ben has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1996, and presented his first solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia in 2013. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Department of Veteran Affairs 2014 Story Writing and Art Competition, Heidelberg; World In My Eyes, C3 Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne; and Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia Travelling exhibition, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth NSW and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand. He has also had film screenings of his work “Aliens come from Space” at Here and Away, Northern Exposure 09, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne; Location, Location, Location! Arts Project Australia Gallery, Melbourne; and Animagination, ACMI Cinema, Melbourne. His work is held in the National Gallery of Australia collection.