Robots sculptures by gordon bennett robots sculptures by gordon bennett last updated: 18 august 2018 5 comments because i'm a lifelong artist, sculptor, and. Gordon bennett (10 august 1955 - 3 june 2014) was an australian artist of aboriginal and anglo-gaelic descent born in monto, queensland, bennett was a significant figure in contemporary indigenous australian art. Gordon bennett notes to basquiat the coming of the light 2001, artist practice ngv education resource.
Exhibitions 2012 documenta 13, kassel, germany outsider / insider: the art of gordon bennett, the aboriginal art museum (aamu), utrecht, the netherlands (solo. Gordon bennett in 'outsider' (1988) bennett makes reference to two paintings by the dutch artist vincent van gogh vincent's 'bedroom in arles' (1888) a decapitated aboriginal figure standing over vincent van gogh's bed, with red paint streaming skywards to join with the vortex of vincent's starry night. Gordon bennett is one of the most provocative and interesting contemporary artists to address issues of cultural identity, aboriginality and social attitudes in australia in recent times his work has also frequently addressed the work of other artists who have referred to aboriginality in their.
They had the power to make us see and experience ourselves as 'other' - gordon bennett. The vizard foundation art collection of the 1990s includes important work by australian artist, gordon bennett. The expletive gordon bennett appears to be a minced oath it is a version of gor blimey, which is itself a euphemistic version of god blind me that, combined with. Bennett was the artist who showed us how postcolonial art could be made in australia ian mclean, gordon bennett, an artist who scaled the heights of the art world, abc arts 19 june 2014 gordon bennett was scheduled to exhibit a series of bold new paintings at sutton gallery in the later months of 2014.
Gordon bennett participate in developing a biography for gordon bennett please note: artists not classified as american in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about american artists. Gordon bennett does not describe himself as an 'appropriation artist' but this approach is central to the way many people describe and analyse his work 'appropriation art' is an established postmodernist strategy defined as: the direct duplication, copying or incorporation of an image. Gordon bennett is a postmodern artist in his use of appropriation (borrowing from different traditions and artworks) and in the way he challenges the truth in history. Gordon bennett (1955-2014) worked for telecom australia before quitting his job at the age of thirty and enrolling in a fine arts degree at queensland college of art his colourful and thought provoking conceptual paintings, prints, performance videos and installations draw on many different.
Gordon bennett was born in 1955, in monto, queensland he came to art as a mature adult, graduating in fine art at the queensland college of art, brisbane, in 1988 and quickly established himself as an artist equipped both intellectually and aesthetically to address issues relating to the role of language, empire, and identity. View gordon bennett biographical information, artworks upcoming at auction, and sale prices from our price archives. Gordon bennett colma 1967 show more results licensing if you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in moma's collection,.
Gadigal people of the eora nation, the traditional owners of the land and waters upon which the mca stands. Gordon bennett came to art as a mature adult, graduating in fine art at the queensland college of art, brisbane, in 1988 he quickly established himself as an artist equipped both intellectually and aesthetically to address issues relating to the role of language and systems of thought in forging identity. Gordon bennett 1955 to 3 june 2014 australian aboriginal art directory news gordon bennett 1955 to 3 june 2014 at news aboriginal art directory view information about gordon bennett 1955 to 3 june 2014. Have you seen the artbank 2020 series where prominent australians look at artists from the artbank collection here is a video we wanted to draw your attention to wesley enoch, deadly stradbroke island man, and artistic director of the queensland theatre company, discusses his passion for the art of aboriginal artist gordon bennett.
The paintings of gordon bennett are loaded with graphic detail, narrative, words, grids, commercial logos, patterns and linear perspectives, all punching at one another in moody arguments in. Gordon bennett is one of the most important contemporary artists in australia aboriginal national gallery of victoria documenta (13) roundabout. Gordon bennett was internationally acclaimed as one of australia's most significant and critically engaged contemporary artists recognised for his powerful perspectives on the post colonial experience, particularly in the australian context, with much of his work mapping alternative histories and questioning racial categorisations and stereotypes.