Ben Liney is an Australian artist working on the lands of the Yalukit-willam. Seeking inspiration from explorations across the country, he takes a rigorous approach to bring new visions of place, depicting minimal scenes in an intimate realistic form.
Working in oil painting, Ben Liney explores the unwounded beauty of the landscape and how it can carry out the hidden work of life within us. With a focus on rock forms set against an open background, distinct details of the natural world are revealed in order to invite a conversation of the landscape into our everyday.
"To arrive in these landscapes is to become aware of a great stillness. A stillness that has sat through all time and if we come into this stillness we may receive a sense of the endless knowing these rocks hold.”
Ben grew up in a family of artists in regional Victoria and went on to study design, and then to work across various creative roles.
His painting practice is a culmination of his experiences and a return to his first inspirations of living in the landscape.
Ben Liney has exhibited across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in various group shows and held his debut solo show in 2023.
Lichen, Sketch Co. Gallery 2023
Gather, Sketch Co. Gallery 2022
Affordable Art Fair Melbourne, Sketch Co. Gallery 2022
Affordable Art Fair Sydney, Sketch Co. Gallery 2022
Friends and Family, Daine Singer 2022
Balmy, Gallery Raye 2022
Sunburnt Country, Sketch Co. Gallery 2022
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