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 humour that utilise 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. 

Characterised 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 colourful friendship circle, contemporary pop culture, classic and contemporary portraiture, pop surrealism, super realism and a desire to push the boundaries of watercolour.

Vita

  • Education
  • 2007 - 2010  BA Honours - Performance Design and Practice - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - London - UK
  • 2004 - 2010 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, AVCE Art and Design, A-level Graphic Design - Exeter College - Exeter - UK
  • Group Exhibitions (Selected)
  • 2019
  • Parkhaus Neukölln - Berlin - DE
  • Fabifa - Bar Eigengrau - Berlin - DE
  • 2018
  • Monumenta - Leipzig - DE
  • Berlin Mural Festival - Berlin - DE
  • Wandelism - Berlin - DE
  • 2017
  • WE ARE PART OF CULTURE - 100% Mensch Hauptbahnhof - 20 major train stations - DE
  • THE HAUS - Berlin Art Bang - Berlin - DE
  • 50 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation - Multipolster - Berlin - DE
  • 2016
  • Monster Madness - Slushbox Gallery - Florida - USA
  • Stopjectify - Gallery Different - London - UK
  • 2014
  • Modern Panic VI - Apiary Studios - London - UK
  • Publications 
  • 2018 
  • It Girls 2018 - Nylon Magazine
  • Frauen die Berlin bewegen - Berliner Morgenpost
  • 2016
  • Hengstin - Refinery29 
  • Stereotypen - Refinery29
  • Here and Now - The Forumist Magazine
  • Fine Print x Anne Bengard - The Fine Print Magazine
  • 14 of the best artists to follow on Instagram - High Snobiety
  • Juxtapoz magazine online 
  • Ones to watch - Beautiful Bizarre Magazine 
  • Art Throbs - Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
  • Live Paintings
  • 2016
  • Berlin Alternative Fashion Week – YEAY – Berlin - DE
  • 2015
  • Berlin Alternative Fashion Week - Gallery Serigrafeur - Berlin - DE
  • Morning Gloryville - Kesselhaus - Berlin - DE
  • Morning Gloryville - Neue Heimat - Berlin - DE
  • Morning Gloryville - Neue Heimat - Berlin - DE

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