BJ Price

Bj Price PortraitAbstract Expressionist, BJ Price, was born in Brisbane in1962. After graduating with a BA from Griffith University in 1985, with a High Distinction in Creative Writing, he worked as an independent filmmaker for several years before moving to North Queensland to establish a tree farm.

On October 15th, 2009, whilst scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, BJ experienced an artistic epiphany that would forever change his life. This personal revelation opened his eyes to the reef’s coded natural language and prompted him to return home, build a studio and pick up a brush to paint for the first time in his life. BJ returned from the reef that day, exhilarated by his vision of translating the profundity that exists within the largest living organism on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef, in all her beauty, had become BJ’s muse. Her coded language had spoken to him and he answered, with a commitment to give voice to her silent language through his art.

BJ spent the next 12 months painting obsessively before showing his art to a sculptor friend who spends much of his time in the US. After being introduced to a contact in New York, BJ held his first group Exhibition at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City in September, 2011. Amsterdam Whitney Curator Ms Ruthie Tucker says of BJ’s work “Intensely utilising colour to convey an emotional state, rather than physical vistas, Mr Price expresses a world without borders in an abstract modality with ideologies resonating in a vociferous rhythm." Her husband and veteran Gallery Owner H.E. Ambassador Dr. Alton Louis Amsterdam III declared to all at the Gala Champagne Opening “This man is truly a master artist of this age. Time will prove me right!”

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