Ben WEBB

Ben WEBB

Ben Webb (1976-2014) exhibited since he was 19 years of age. A self-taught artist, he was the youngest NZ artist to have shown in a public gallery. He held the Goethe Institut residency in Berlin in 2002 and has exhibited at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane and Visa Gold Finalist Exhibition in 1996.

His international exhibitions include Redfern Gallery Sydney, the Noumea Biennial, JKunstraum Bethanien Berlin and Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm. He has also exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and the majority of his work is now stocked at Gallery De Novo.

Ben's last annual pavement show, in June 2014, was made up of works filling all windows of Gallery De Novo.  The collection explored his existing interest in botany and entomology , but also incorporated images from life , that he  photographed and overworked.

We are fortunate to have a select few works by this talented artist available and we have photographed the collection below.  It is worthwhile to note, that the due to the nature and layering of these works the iridescent quality does not always show through in photographs.  Please contact us if you require any further details  art@gallerydenovo.co.nz


 

Ben WEBB 's Work

Study (Jelly Fish) Study (Man I)

Study (Jelly Fish)

Study (Man I)

Oil,ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 103 x 75cm
Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 66 x 44cm
Study (Man II) Study (Man III)

Study (Man II)

Study (Man III)

Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 87 x 66cm
Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 100 x 70cm
Study (Man IV) Study (Man V)

Study (Man IV)

Study (Man V)

Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 82 x 63cm
Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 94 x 69cm
Study (Woman/Mushroom) Untitled Study (Preacher)

Study (Woman/Mushroom)

Untitled Study (Preacher)

Oil, Ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Paper size: 65 x 51cm

Original oil on canvas
166 x 241cm
Painted in 2002, and had since been held in a private collection.
This work featured in Art New Zealand 2007 (article by David Eggleton) and is a significant work by Ben Webb.
Currently available and on show in our Stuart Street window.

Art New Zealand volume 123, 2007 Untitled

Art New Zealand volume 123, 2007

Untitled

Night Has a Thousand Eyes
The photographic Appropriations of Ben Webb
By David Eggleton
Oil, ink and opalescent/iridescent wash on paper
Large:
Pavement Window display no.1

Pavement Window display no.1

Untitled Studies

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