Limb | Ben Coutouvidis

Ben Coutouvidis

Eclectica Contemporary is pleased and excited to present a solo exhibition by Ben Coutouvidis for the month of April. A selection of new work is curated within the space, spanning the street level of the gallery as well as a sculptural installation on the basement level.

The title of this new exhibition alludes to the physicality of the work – in forms and shapes and in making, from the intertwined roots and branches of trees reaching out across the canvas like fingers and legs and toes, to the spliced and re-articulated sculptural figures. ‘Limb’ gestures through language and imagination.

Using an array of wood collected from forests, the Milnerton market and other strange places, Ben Coutouvidis creates chimerical beings as a mode of exploring how we can reformat and reimagine previously determined things. Chimerical beings are mythical creatures created from different parts of different animals and beings and each make use of these different parts as a culmination of strengths. Rather than rejecting objects and forms as they break or seem to be redundant, Ben Coutouvidis reimagines new creatures that are recreated for new purposes and presented as art objects.

Extending through his work is a motif of earth and finding ones’ place within and around landscapes. Consistent in Ben’s exploration is a consideration of how human interaction shapes and marks land, with an interest in textures and environments for habitation and adventure.

The works in this exhibition explore and illustrate the notion of speaking through movement, using different mediums to articulate different thoughts that come together around the central connection of gesture, different notions of body and the worlds that we find ourselves in.

Ben Coutouvidis a note book, a study 2018 oil on note book paper 26 x 21 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
a note book, a study
2018
oil on note book paper
26 x 21 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Vista with good light 2018 oil on canvas 36,5 x 30,5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Vista with good light
2018
oil on canvas
36,5 x 30,5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis kids 2018 oil on card 26 x 21 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
kids
2018
oil on card
26 x 21 cm
SOLD

Ben Coutouvidis A study 2018 oil on card

Ben Coutouvidis
A study
2018
oil on card
26 x 21 cm
SOLD

Ben Coutouvidis Limb 2018 oil on card 133 x 123 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Limb
2018
oil on card
133 x 123 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Jumping 2018 oil on card 43 x 31.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Jumping
2018
oil on card
43 x 31.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis untitled (jasmine) 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 38 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
untitled (jasmine)
2018
oil on canvas
30 x 38 cm

Ben Coutouvidis together 2018 oil on card 26 x 21 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
together
2018
oil on card
26 x 21 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Untitled (some white petals) 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Untitled (some white petals)
2018
oil on canvas

Ben Coutouvidis purple ground 2018 oil on canvas 48 x 60 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
purple ground
2018
oil on canvas
48 x 60 cm

Ben Coutouvidis the walk home 2018 oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
the walk home
2018
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Japanese Garden 2018 oil on card 52.5 x 42.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Japanese Garden
2018
oil on card
52.5 x 42.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Helicrysum (inhale) 2018 oil on canvas 60 x 119.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Helicrysum (inhale)
2018
oil on canvas
60 x 119.5 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Santa Claus Selfie 2018 oil on card 54 x 42 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Santa Clous Selfie
2018
oil on card
54 x 42 cm

Ben Coutouvidis here we sit 2018 oil on card 54 x 42 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
here we sit
2018
oil on card
54 x 42 cm

Ben Coutouvidis Untitled 2018 oil on card 54 x 42 cm

Ben Coutouvidis
Untitled
2018
oil on card
54 x 42 cm
SOLD

Ben Coutouvidis Chimerical Beings series 2018 ebony, yellow wood, stone pine Sizes vary

Ben Coutouvidis
Chimerical Beings series
2018
ebony, yellow wood, stone pine
Sizes vary
2 OF 16 SOLD

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