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Artbay - Peripheral Rhythm Artist: Ben Timmins.

Location: Artbay Gallery
Region: Queenstown
Dates: Thu, 2 August 2018 - Sat, 15 September 2018 @ 10am - 5pm daily

  • Artbay - Peripheral Rhythm Artist: Ben Timmins.

Artbay Gallery Exclusive Exhibitions. Eichardts Building, Level 1, Marine Parade, Queenstown.

Peripheral Rhythm Artist: Ben Timmins.

Ben paints with oils on wooden panels, harmonising subject matter with wood grain, composing landscape and fauna studies. The painting process and materials used are deliberately employed to engage the viewer on many experiential levels.

There is an underlying resonance throughout these paintings, nature as a subject matter is painted upon nature itself, the wood grain is integrated into the compositions with both paint and subject. There is warmth and familiarity inherent within the use of wood, again the subject matter ‘nature’ has a similar effect upon us, yet these paintings are both familiar and otherworldly at the same time.

A contemplative insistence constantly challenges the viewer to re-evaluate reality. The photo- realist painting juxtaposed with the palpable wood grain substrates presents an unsettling conundrum, the viewer is encountered with a dichotomy of ‘reality’, the realist imagery is convincing, firmly grasping our visual cortex, yet the wood panel pulls us back to the physical solid world.

Ben works out of his studio in Golden Bay, New Zealand.


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