Benjamin Aitken: Holy Grin - Art Collector

Benjamin Aitken, Yoghurt, 2014. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 180 x 140cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Benjamin Aitken’s solo exhibition explores the psychological and emotional states of his sitters through loose and emotionally charged portraits. His larger than life paintings, with their gestural brushstrokes and drips, viscerally magnify the intensity of the emotional states and personalities of his sitters. Aitken’s subjects are always people he knows intimately, and he says: “the resolute connection between myself and the sitterpermits instinct, rather than intellect, to take over and allows me to convey the fact that every human being is susceptible to physical or emotional injury.”

Exhibition opens: 6pm Friday 13 June 2014
Exhibition closes: 21 June 2014
Location: Gallerysmith Project Space, First Floor, 170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

Contact: 03 9329 1860

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