Erik Bendix

by Thursday, February 23, 2012

 

Artist Statement

“The main driving force behind my work has its origins in cartoon-based imagery with its ubiquitous presence within popular culture, and my painterly translations of these into something idiosyncratic and significantly less defined.


Of particular relevance is the moment when a painting occupies the space of the interstice in content as well as in style. As such the painting becomes neither one nor the other, and clear-cut readings become problematic.


The work proposes a re-evaluation of our culturally and historically inherited attitudes and approaches towards painting.

As a means to this end my paintings intentionally lack any definite conclusions. Instead, the work places strong emphasis on subjective readings, giving an interchanging discourse between work and viewer prominence.”

Erik Bendix website.

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