21 SEPT – 5 OCT 2016
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.