TINA BERENDSOHN


 

Artist Statement

 

Following her intuitive impulses, Tina Berendsohn tends to seek the raw and instinctive path. The human figure with its gestures, human emotion and relationships is her strongest inspiration. Working as a performer and therapist refined her perception of physical expression, sensing the emotion and the potential behind movements and gestures. She also draws a lot of inspiration from nature and environments.

 

Her painting style is both about consciously using technique as well as losing control in the course of creating. She is drawn to expressive physicality, strong colors, lots of layering and abstraction while mixing techniques and styles to create a work that springs from the inner necessity to be open for the moment. The essence of her painting is found within the unsaid, abstract and unplanned while working consciously with realistic elements, as well as composition and color. Tina Berendsohn states, that she gets excited when she doesn’t quite know how a painting is going to evolve, she likes to be surprised by the process of painting, enjoying to leave a painting at a point where questions are still open and the viewer is left with their own imagination.

 

Bio

 

Painter and performance artist based in Hamburg, Germany

2015 - 2018: Fine art studies at FIU Free International University in Hamburg, Germany (FIU was founded by masterstudents of Joseph Beuys)

2017-2018: Art program with Markus Lüpertz at ADBK Kolbermoor

2017-2019: Masterclass with Jens Hasenberg

 

Exhibitions

 

June - August 2019: FRESH LEGS BERLIN international group exhibition at Inselgalerie/ Berlin

March 2019: Hanseart Lübeck/Germany

February 2019: ARTE GENOVA/Italy

January 2019: group exhibition at XPON ART Gallery Hamburg/Germany

December 2018: Solo Exhibition at Die Bedürfnisanstalt Hamburg/Germany

November 2018: group exhibition at XPON ART Gallery Hamburg/Germany

July 2018 group exhibition Zhou B Art Center CHICAGO, USA

Oktober 2016: Solo Exhibition at Entwurf Direkt, Hamburg/Germany

2017 & 2016: Various Group exhibitions

 

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"Viento De Ibiza" 

Oil on canvas, 90 x 130 cm

"Tending to the light"

Oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm 

"Beuys calling, boys falling"

 Oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm 

"Shadow"

Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm 

"Never walk straight"

Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Framed with mat: 87 x 107 cm

"Spring walk" 

Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Framed with mat: 87 x 107 cm