Anne Bengard

Leipzig. Lives and works in Berlin.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Berlin based artist Anne Bengard explores the relationship between people, expression, objects and imagination within her work. With an open minded and free approach, she explores and questions social norms, trends and prejudices, encouraging the viewer to adopt an unrestricted, thoughtful attitude and question their preconceptions.
Her works are imbued with a knowing irony and playful sense of humor that utilize juxtapositions and notions of fear, eroticism and the grotesque to create provocative yet sensuous images designed to evoke an instant reaction or perception in the viewer. 
Characterized by a distinctive soft-yet-intense pastel color palette her work draws inspiration from Japanese manga and pop culture, particularly from the female empowering ‘magical girl’ genre. Further sources of inspiration include her colorful friendship circle, contemporary pop culture, classic and contemporary portraiture, pop surrealism, super realism and a desire to push the boundaries of watercolor.

Vita

Education
  • 2007-2010: BA (hons) Performance Design and Practice (2:1), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
  • 2004-2010: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. AVCE Art and Design, A-level Graphic Design, A-level German, AS-level Communication Studies, Exeter College, Exeter
Awards
  • artKudos: international juried art competition and exhibition | Runner up
  • LICC (London International Creative Competition) | Runner up
Exhibitions
  • 2017 August: WE ARE PART OF CULTURE, with 100% Mensch | Opening at Berlin Hauptbahnhof and travelling to 20 major train stations around Germany
  • 2016 November: Kunstmesse Leipzig, with Artvergnügen, Leipzig, Germany | Art fair Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, with Artvergnügen, Hamburg, Germany | Art fair
  • October: ‘Monster Madness’, Slushbox Gallery, Florida, USA | Group exhibition Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, with YEAY, Berlin | Live painting
  • March: ‘Stopjectify’, Gallery Different, London, UK | Group exhibition
  • 2015 December: ‘Titanen Piercingatelier präsentiert Anne Bengard’, Titanen Piercingatelier, Berlin, Germany | Solo exhibition
  • October: Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, with gallery Serigrafeur | Live painting
  • August: ‘Berlin Graphic Days’, Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany | Art Market
  • July: ‘Colours Festival’, Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany | Art Market ‘Morning Gloryville’, Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany | Live painting
  • March: ‘Morning Gloryville’, Neue Heimat, Berlin, Germany | Live painting
  • Febuary: ‘Morning Gloryville’, Neue Heimat, Berlin, Germany | Live painting
  • Press
    • Jennifer Rostock music video for ‘Hengstin’ | Featured Artist
    • Refinery29, ‘Hengstin’ | Video Interview
    • Refinery29, ‘Stereotypen’ | Feature
    • The Forumist Magazine, ‘Here and now’ | Feature interview
    • The Fine Print Magazine ‘Fine Print x Anne Bengard | Feature interview
    • High Snobiety, ’14 of the best artists to follow on Instagram’ | Feature
    • Juxtapoz magazine online | Blog feature
    • Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ‘Ones to watch’ | Blog feature
    • Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ‘Art Throbs’ | Blog feature

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