Ben Tankard

Using Acrylic on Canvas, Ben is able to take the viewer back in time with his visually stunning and vibrant interpretations of classic paper back novels, the famous Uno Cards and now with the electric interpretations of the Monopoly Board Game. The paintings are distorted representations of the covers, cards and portions of the board game, transformed with thick brushstrokes and often random lettering, retaining the essence of the original but also becoming something new. Ben is interested in how people respond to what they cannot understand, or are unprepared for. Former Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon, said of ‘Unpopular Penguin’, ” an evocative imagining of the familiar Penguin Paperback…it was a painting we all liked very much for its rich texture, its sense of memory and it’s sort of nostalgic humour” Ben Paints in acrylics and oils, on canvas and board. Inspired by Rick Amor, Mark Tansey, Nicholas Harding, Robert Hannaford, Paco Pomet and many others, Ben is a star well and truely on the rise and it has been a joy working with him over the last 18 months. Anala Art Advisory looks forwrad to more exciting exhibitions with this talented artist and of course any queries regarding his work.
2012
Finalist in Sulman Prize
Finalist in Mosman Art Prize
Finalist in Gosford Art Prize
Highly Commended in Blacktown City Art Prize

2013
Finalist in Calleen Art Prize
‘Towing the Line’ group show at Old Cellars Gallery, Pambula
Work included in Blackheath Art Society Winter Exhibition
‘Little Plenty’ group show at Arts on Burgundy, Melbourne
Works included in Springwood Art Show
Finalist in Blacktown City Art Prize
Semi-finalist in Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2014
Finalist in Gallipoli Art Prize
Finalist in ‘Art in the Hills’ show at Oakhill College
Finalist in Blacktown City Art Prize

2015
‘Endless Summer’ solo show at Me Artspace, St Leonards, Sydney
‘Guarding the Home Front’ group show at Casula Powerhouse
Works on show at the Norman Lindsay Gallery Cafe, Faulconbridge
Finalist in Hawkesbury Art Prize
Highly Commended in Blacktown City Art Prize
‘Simply Black and White’ group show at Me Artspace

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