BIO

Benjamin Kovácsy is a visual artist and maker living and working in Fremantle WA. Over his career Kovacsy has developed an intense creative engagement with processes, history and imagery associated with timber. Kovacsy is continually revisiting and re-inventing processes that relate to the way in which timber is historically processed. His work is sympathetic to the history of labour and craftsmanship yet it seeks question these values given our current contemporary society of impermanence. His work allows for a unique amalgamation of past and present aesthetics that reveals a new visual language where traditional cultural references become blurred.

Benjamin Kovacsy ( b.1983, Perth, Australia) has worked, in Western Australia, with installation and sculpture since graduating from Curtin University in 2004. Recently, he was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Bankwest Art Award. In 2014 Kovacsy exhibited artwork at the National Architecture Conference Perth.  He was also selected for the PICA Salon in 2013. During 2012, Kovacsy exhibited at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in the Here & Now Program, a survey of young Western Australian artists. In 2011 he received the Award for Excellence at the City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award. Earlier, he was the recipient of the 2009 Emerging Artist Acquisitive Award at the City of South Perth Emerging Artist Awards.