Gordon Bennet

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Gordon Bennett,...
I personally think that bernnets artwork is widely speard out with its painting showing a power of language n it is related to construction of identity perception of knowledge with its artworks painting styles being influenced by western n indigenous Australian art techniques...





was born in Monto, Queensland in 1955. While Bennett’s art is grounded in his personal struggle for identity as an Australian of Aboriginal and Anglo–Celtic descent, it presents and examines a broad range of philosophical questions related to the construction of identity, perception and knowledge. This includes a focus on the role and power of language, including visual representations, in shaping identity, culture and history.   Much of Bennett’s work has been concerned with an interrogation of Australia’s colonial past and postcolonial present, including issues associated with the dominant role that white, western culture has played in constructing the social and cultural landscape of the nation. However, Bennett’s ongoing investigation into questions of identity, perception and knowledge, has involved a range of subjects drawn from both history and contemporary culture, and both national and international contexts. Bennett’s art practice is interdisciplinary and encompasses painting, photography, printmaking, video, performance and installation. The critical and aesthetic strategies of postmodernism have had significant impact on the development of his art practice.  His work is layered and complex and often incorporates images, styles or references drawn from sources such as social history text books, western art history and Indigenous art. 

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