Ben Barek

Facebook: facebook.com/artbybarek 

Instagram: @barek_art


Artist Statement

Barek is a Melbourne-based urban artist who works with street murals, wheat-pasting and stickers, injecting life into overlooked places and spaces. Celebrated for his other-worldly characters, his stylised works take form on canvas, in sculptural pieces and in re-worked vintage paintings, prints and advertising. Barek is skilled in acrylics, ink, watercolour and sculptural installations. His work can be seen locally, interstate and around the globe; in streets, galleries and private collections.

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 BOTTLED ZOO | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria
  • 2017 HOUSE OF GHOSTS | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria
  • 2016 BAREK WORLD | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria
  • 2015 100 CANDLES GAME| Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria
  • 2014 TALES FROM THE SKETCHBOOK | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria
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    Group Exhibitions

    • 2018 TRANSITIONS IN TIME | QBank sponsored, Queenstown, Tasmania and North Melbourne, Victoria
    • 2017 UN-OFFICAL COLLABORATION | The Stockroom, Ringwood, Victoria
    • 2017 YOUTH | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood Victoria
    • 2016 THE WILD | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood Victoria
    • 2015 BLACK & WHITE | Brisbane Collective, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
    • 2015 ARCADIA | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood Victoria
    • 2015 HOME-GROWN PEEP SHOW | Metro Arts Building, Brisbane, Queensland
    • 2014 STICKY FINGERS APPAREL | Ken Studio, Richmond, Victoria
    • 2014 BAND TOGETHER | The Alternative G20 Summit, Brisbane, Queensland
    • 2014 100 CATS | Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood Victoria
    • 2014 SIRENS | Artist Pura, Woolloongabba, Queensland
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      Artist Residencies

    • February-March 2018: Artist in Residence | Artis Pura Custom Framing, Brisbane, Queensland
    • December 2017-January 2018: Artist in Residence | QBank Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania
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      Publications

    • Urban Scrawl (2018)
    • Street Art Beastiary (2018)
    • Burn City (2017)
    • Inside Street Art (2016)
    • All Those Shapes (2016)
    • Street Art Australia (2015)
    • TheArtFabric (2015)
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