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Interior (Abstract Eye)

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
185.0 × 185.0 cm
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by the Moët & Chandon Australian Art Foundation Fellows Collection, 2000
© The Estate of Gordon Bennett
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Gordon Bennett rose to prominence in the Australian art world in the late early 1990s, gaining widespread exposure after winning the Moët & Chandon Australian Art Fellowship in 1991. During this time, many of his paintings, including Interior (Abstract Eye), were concerned with postcolonial questions of identity and history, and adopted strategies of appropriation as a means of interrogating representation from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives. Drawing was a fundamental aspect of Bennett’s practice, and the accompanying works on paper seen here from the mid 1990s reveal his political and philosophical investigations with a raw and powerful energy.