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Ben Guthleben: Text
Ben Guthleben: Pro Gallery


Born:  Adelaide, 1961. Lives and works in Sydney. 

Ben Guthleben’s painting practice focuses on portraiture, with themes of abstraction, “disrupted realism” and corruption. Ideas explored include power and status, patriarchy, capitalism, masculinity, and hubris. His references are art historical and contemporary. Drawing on influences from Bacon, Auerbach and other non-realist painters, Guthleben’s portraiture relies upon a corruption of surface, bringing into question ideas of status, superficiality and appearance. The resulting works asks for a visceral, not just an intellectual response.

Guthleben has developed his practice during, and in response to, a long corporate career. He has undertaken classes and short courses at the Willoughby Arts Centre, Julian Ashton and the National Art School, among others.

Ben Guthleben: Meet the Artists


Ben Guthleben: Exhibitions


Duo exhibitions:

2023 ENTOURAGE, Project Gallery 90, Sydney

Solo exhibitions: 
2022 Headshots, Project Gallery 90, Sydney ​

Group exhibitions:

2023 Shucked, Project Gallery 90
         St Vincent’s College Art Exhibition, Sydney

2022 Affordable Art Fair, Sydney
         Christmas show, Project Gallery 90 

2021 Heads, Project Gallery 90 Annex
         20x20, Project Gallery 90
         Christmas show, Project Gallery 90

Ben Guthleben: Text
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