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Artist Anthony Bennett and his work In sanity we trust IV (2017), mixed media on canvas, 199 x 183cm

IN SANITY WE TRUST ANTHONY BENNETT 8 - 24 FEBRUARY 2018


IN SANITY WE TRUST ANTHONY BENNETT PREVIEW CATALOGUE Opening Night: Thursday 8 February 2018, 6 - 8pm 8 - 24 February 2018, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm 76 Paddington St Paddington NSW 2021 RSVP 02 9660 7799

Anthony Bennett’s (b.1966) work spans genres. Part figurative interpretation, part street art, part landscape, part surrealist touch. Like Warhol forty years earlier, Bennett began his painting career by detaching familiar imagery from its commodity-based universe and then transposing it onto the gallery wall. He is an artist that understands that we live in terms of images – famous images. In Sanity We Trust explores the many faces of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh; the madman, the enigma, the legend. Vincent van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits between the years 1886 and 1889. His collection of self-portraits places him among the most prolific self-portraitists of all time. He exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, and his self-portraits are an important part of this legacy. Anthony Bennett’s latest series of van Gogh paintings viscerally capture different characteristics of the so-called “tortured artist”. He uses vivid, often garish hues, along with exceedingly flamboyant brushwork, often interspersed between layers of resin to subvert previous notions about the subject. Piermarq is excited to present this bright, bold & emotionally charged exhibition. In Sanity We Trust opens on Thursday 8 February 2018, 6 – 8pm, and continues until Saturday 24 February 2018.  


Proposing a toast to decay (2017) Mixed media on canvas 168 x 198 cm


In sanity we trust (2017) Mixed media on canvas 183 x 198 cm


Religious icon (2018) Mixed media on canvas 183 x 153 cm


In sanity we trust II (2017) Mixed media on canvas 183 x 198 cm


Former heavyweight champion of the world (2018) Mixed media on canvas 183 x 153 cm


In sanity we trust III (2017) Mixed media on canvas 198 x 183 cm


In sanity we trust IV (2017) Mixed media on canvas 198 x 183 cm


In sanity we trust V (2018) Mixed media on canvas 102 x 102 cm


In sanity we trust VI (2018) Mixed media on canvas 77 x 77 cm


In sanity we trust VII (2018) Mixed media on canvas 57 x 57 cm


Contact us +61 2 9660 7799 info@piermarq.com.au 76 Paddington St Paddington 2021 NSW

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Anthony Bennett - In Sanity We Trust 2018  

In Sanity We Trust explores the many faces of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh; the madman, the enigma, the legend. Vin...

Anthony Bennett - In Sanity We Trust 2018  

In Sanity We Trust explores the many faces of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh; the madman, the enigma, the legend. Vin...

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