Stephen Bennett Portrait Painter – Faces of Light Exhibition

Featuring the work of portrait painter Stephen Bennett. 
The Venetian® Macao is hosting renowned American portrait painter Stephen Bennett for his Faces of Light Art Exhibition from June 19 to Aug. 3, 2014. The free-admission exhibition marks the first Stephen Bennett exhibition in China.
Celebrating the human diversity of the world, the 38 small and large scale hand-painted portraits of people of different cultures from around the world, including China and Japan, will be displayed at this one-of-a-kind exhibition at The Venetian Macao. Highlights include portraits of Namibia’s beloved actor N!xau from the film “The Gods Must Be Crazy;” Hollywood actress Sharon Stone; and renowned aboriginal didgeridoo maker Djalu Gurruwiwi. During the exhibition period, two workshops will be arranged in which Bennett will demonstrate his painting skills live and interact with visual art students and children from local communities.
Over the last two decades Bennett has travelled to over 30 countries, seeking out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colourful paintings on a grand scale. Bennett's mission is to preserve and celebrate the world's diversity through a unique style of realism using interpretive colours with paints that he has hand-mixed from pure pigments. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes, which invite people to enter and experience their common humanity.
Bennett’s work has been exhibited in private and national galleries in Tanzania, Brunei, Sarawak, Malaysia, Mexico, St. Martin, Panama, France, French Polynesia, the Seychelles and the United States. His work has been featured on three sets of United Nations postage stamps in 2009, 2010 and 2012, issued in three countries and three languages at the United Nations Headquarters offices in Austria, Switzerland and the U.S.
The international artist is also the founder of Faces of the World, Inc., an educational organisation aimed at teaching and inspiring children from all over the world to communicate through art.

Exhibitions Details


June 19 to August 3 2014


11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily


Level 3, The Venetian Macao (near the Venetian Ballroom)