MICHAEL BENNETT
PRESENT TENSE
21 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2016

MICHAEL BENNETT
2 Peach Fuzz 2016
mixed media on board
103 × 85 cm (framed)

MICHAEL BENNETT
Hazy shade of winter 2016
mixed media on board
57.5 × 52 cm (framed)

MICHAEL BENNETT
The lost continent 2016
mixed media on board
57.5 × 52 cm (framed)

MICHAEL BENNETT
Push and Pull 2016
mixed media on board
138 × 124 cm (framed)

MICHAEL BENNETT
Cosmic Silence 2016
mixed media on board
112 × 102 cm (framed)

MICHAEL BENNETT
Core Values 2016
foam, vinyl, granite
95 × 32 × 26 cm

MICHAEL BENNETT
Wisdom of Stillness 2016
canvas, wool, foam, mixed media
230 × 185 cm

Michael Bennett’s first solo exhibition at Gallery 9 presents what he calls the ‘visual evidence’ of his studio-based experimentations. Taking basic forms from the world around him, he geometrically reduces them through a considered response to the immediacy of the painting process. Information is spontaneously added and subtracted, building elemental compositions that draw focus to subtle relationships between texture, shape and colour of paint and the translucency and direction of its application.

Born in 1987, Michael Bennett is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist working between painting, sculpture and installation. He divides his time between Sydney and Berlin and exhibits widely in Europe. Projects in 2016 include: The future will be different, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam; Contemporary Perception, Galleri Bernoni, Copenhagen and a residency and solo exhibition at Lapua Cultural Centre, Finland.