UNSETTLING HUMOR BY BEN SMITH

by Ariadna Zierold

ben smith, sydney, australia, painting, paintings, unsettling, humor, divergence, soubt, solace, allegory, upper playground

Sydney, Australia based artist Ben Smith’s paintings are an attempt to combine the beautiful and the unsettling, the humorous and the sincere, the ba­­­­nal and the uncanny in order to reflect his experience of life. Recurring themes in his work are doubt, divergence within a personality and the search for comfort and solace. These themes are explored through multi-layered allegory, using various expressive possibilities of paint.

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