‘For me, creating art is about colour, contrasts and taking risks – a way of life.’ – Kira Behnert
Originally from Germany, Kira settled in London and became a full time artist in 2017. Taking classes from various leading art schools, she graduated with an art diploma in summer 2019. She got discovered by an agent in Miami in 2017 and started exhibiting in the US, In parallel she started to exhibit off and online to collectors in Europe as of 2019.
As abstract mixed media artist, she creates bold artworks on birch board or canvas, and complements her practice with vibrant monotype screen prints. She finds inspiration in seaside places and nature, as well as in state-of-the-art cityscapes and the buzzing scenes of multi-cultural cities such as London.
My Inspiration & Process
What inspires me as an artist? Colour and light come to mind immediately. Growing up in the North of Germany with a more subdued ‘marine’ colour palette, I was fascinated by the contrast in vibrancy when travelling to warmer, more exotic places: the brighter, very blue skies, fabrics in popping colours, and very different sets of sun-bleached pastels outdoors. My artworks are a reflection of this alternating pattern. Read more..
RECENT ART FAIRS:
ROYS ART FAIR LONDON – Nov’21
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR – SURREY Sep’21
Vanity Fair Featured in the Lifestyle ‘New Finds’ section of Vanity Fair UK in 2021.
M.A.D.S. Gallery – Italy July/August 2021
Exhibiting in Group Show ‘PARAISO’ in Milano, Italy, and Fuerteventura, Spain
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Bold statements of colour and form.
- Martime Winter
- Heading South
- Recently Sold
Given the firm nature of birch boards, it is one of the greatest surfaces for mixed media for me. The many layers of paint, collage, plaster and other material can be added applying pressure and marks can be made scratching into the surface. Rich and multi-faceted artworks come to life.
The artworks are sold unframed for easy shipping but frames can be added upon request.
- Urban Seaside
- Blueberry Forest
My monotype screen prints are created directly on the screen. A limited series of artist prints are available to purchase as glicee prints on beautiful Hahnemühle paper.
- Winter Collection
- West Indies Print Collection
- Southern California Beaches
- At the Coast – Print Collection
- Risk & Soul
- Utah – Print Collection