ABOUT ME


Artist's Statement

My Name:
Kevin Bendorf

My Interests:
Contemporary painting as well as abstract nude and landscape paintings.

My Philosophy:
I am looking for the interesting, not the perfect. My goal in my artistic process is not to achieve an overly realistic representation or even photorealism because those styles do not stimulate me at all. I am interested in abstraction, the alientation of the shown objectand the presentation from my own creative point of view. This creative process also marks the focus of my paintings.

 

My preferred materials:

I work mainly in acrylics. I make a point of the quality on one hand and the paint's properties on the other; medium consistency, silk mat shine. Furthermore I work in watercolours out of pans, tubes, as pencils or sticks, in gouache, artist's grade soft pastels as well as smooth artist's grade oil pastels. From time to time I also work in graphite chalks. As a painting surface I prefer double-thick streched gallery canvases because of their lesser vulnerability to warping as well as various, heavy watercolour papers and watercolour cardboards with a percentage of cotton.



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Born in the beautiful Hanseatic City of Lüneburg
First group exhibition
Abitur with Art as one of three advanced-level courses
Autodidactic qualification and beginning of intensive studies
First acceptance of commision works
Foundation of the Art-Gallery-Bendorf as online gallery for professional presentation of my works
First solo Exhibition (Leipzig, Germany)
Member of the art association "Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof"
Completion of my onlineshop for selling my original paintings and fine art prints
Participant Derwent Art Prize
Pasticipnt Artist vs. Artist Projekt
Solo Exhibition (Lüneburg, Germany)
Publications regarding the topics "Landscapes" and "Nude Paintings"
Participant Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando (Orlando, Florida, USA)
Participant in the project "art vending machines"
Solo Exhibition (Leipzig, Germany)
Participant Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss (Moss, Østfold Norway)
Publication regarding the topic "Rust and Patina"
Member of the art association "Kunstverein Lüneburg"

Participant Twitter Art Exhibit: New York City (New York, USA)
Publication regarding the topic "Portraits"
Publication regarding the topic "Portrait-Details"
Publications regarding the topic "Landscapes"
Publication regarding the topic "Nudes"
Publication regarding the topic "Poppy Flowers"
Publications regarding the topic "Rust"
Publication regarding the topic "Coffee Paintings"
Publication regarding the topic "Contemporary Skylines"
Online-Exhibition (Facebook)
Publication regarding the topic "Graphite Studies"
Publication regarding the topic "Nudes as blind drawings"
Publication regarding the topic "Abstractions"
Publication regarding the topic "Abstract structures"
Participant Twitter Art Exhibit: Stratford upon Avon (Warwickshire, UK)
Publications regarding the topic "Portraits"
Publication regarding the topic "Still Lifes"
Publication regarding the topic "Nudes as monotypes"
Participant Twitter Art Exhibit: Canberra (Australia)