The work of Australia’s Ben Frost is always interesting. He’s known for his controversial art juxtapositions that confront contemporary Western paradigms in our advertising obsessed society. Crapitalism is on display until November 3 at Opus Gallery in Newcastle, UK. I do hope any disgruntled viewers refrain themselves from slashing his work with a knife, unlike […]
Australian artist Claire Kurzmann creates bright, luminous work that reminds me of misspent childhood days down by the local candy store. Of her artwork, she says: ‘I’d try and draw realistic beings but they’d never work, they always looked odd. They turned out the same way each time. Then I realised that they looked actually […]
The intricate, surrealist paintings of Australian artist Cameron Hayes recall the work of Hieronymus Bosch in scale and detail, but the actual style of his images draws a lot from children’s books and folk art. The cheerful and dreamlike quality of his pieces contrasts with the seriousness of the topics he engages — his most recent show at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York tackles the impact of colonialism on his native country.
Working out of Melbourne, illustrator Benjamin Johnson’s work was published in a recent collection of the 200 best illustrators worldwide. He is also been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, Lonely Planet and Lothian Books, amongst others.