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Art January, 20 2010

Ben Quilty | Painter

Australian painter Ben Quilty has garnered favorable reviews from many critics – including Germaine Greer – for his ability to capture the “self-destructive urges that lie in the hearts of young men.” This series of crushed cars, highlighted on BOOOOM!, should serve to indicate Quilty’s impulse. The heavy, loose brush strokes heighten the urgency of the moment. Quilty’s exhibited all over Australia, and other parts of the world, his work ranging in subject but continually offering the same charms.

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