Benjamin Armstrong ‘Pictures for Thinking’


By Tolarno

12 February – 5 March 2022
Tolarno Galleries opens the 2022 program on Saturday 12 February. Benjamin Armstrong will be in attendance from 1pm-4pm.

Pictures for Thinking has a wide breath of subjects: light, body, history, time, and measurement. Combinations of these subjects are used to elicit insights or to raise questions. In Bones III (pictured above) penetrating light becomes the source illuminating the shared structures of our varied bodies.
The making of these artworks is akin to a chemical spill. It is an accident with an unpredictable result, but one in which chance and intuition coalesce. The entangled methodologies that bring these pictures to fruition include, in no particular order or hierarchy, the conventional mediums of print, drawing and painting.  

– Benjamin Armstrong, February 2022

Image: Benjamin Armstrong Bones III 2021, pigment and binder on polyester , 174 x 143.5 x 4 cm

Tolarno Galleries is operating as normal while the building is undergoing restoration. Enter as usual at 104 Exhibition Street and take the lift to Level 4.

Benjamin Armstrong Pictures for Thinking exhibition is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants.


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