Erik BendixShop prints
Erik Bendix graduated from the Goldsmiths in 2010 with an MFA in Art Practice. He studied B.A in Philosophy at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense from 2004 to 2008 and prior to that Painting at Teachers College of Arts and Crafts, Kerterminde, Denmark. “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, September 2010. Erik’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.