Ash Keating (b.1980, Australia) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts 1st Class Honors (painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia in 2006. He is best known for his site-specific large-scale murals using compressed and paint-filled fire extinguishers; creating abstract works that are layered in depth and that play with illusion to entice and draw viewers in. His works explore colour, gravity and movement that manifest within an extensive contemporary field that also includes performance, intervention, sculpture and video.
Keating’s work has been exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. His recent exhibitions include Gravity System Response #82, BVN Architecture, Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia (2018); and Now You See Me, Louvre Museum, Paris, France (2017). His work is in the collections of National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), National Gallery of Australia (Australia), Monash University Museum of Art (Australia) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (Australia), amongst others.
In 2017, Keating was awarded the prestigious Ramsay Art Prize from the Art Gallery of South Australia.