Living in colour

‘Colour works like a magic injection of energy.  A Life-in-Colour is adventure, exploration, and passion.  No regrets!’ – Kira Behnert

About

KIRA BEHNERT is an International mixed media artist based in London.   Her artworks are contrast-rich, colourful expressions of her experience of the world around her: from a childhood in Germany/Switzerland, years of study in the US and France, to her life in cosmopolitan urban London.  An enthusiasm for travel and discovery of different cultures – places and people – has created an open mind to embrace differences – in life and in her works.

Deeply influenced by the ideology ‘anything is possible’, her paintings radiate an energetic, positive outlook on life. She aims to push her artworks towards abstraction, leaving works deliberately open-ended and intriguing to the viewer.  Read more…

My Inspiration & Process People often like to know what inspires me as an artist.  Colour and light come to mind immediately – they play an important role for me and in my artworks.   Growing up in the North of Germany, frequent travels to warmer, more exotic places with bright blue skies and very different sets of vibrant and sun-bleached paints have held a special fascination since childhood.  My artworks are a reflection of my desire for light, warmth, and positivity, no matter how complex or challenging life gets around us.  Read more…

Events
The Artist Lounge

Featured also in “The Artist Lounge’ Art Magazine online and in print as of June 4, 2021!

With artwork exhibited in the brand new Interactive Online Exhibition (Wall 18)

What's On

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – SURREY 2021

I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Fair at Surrey, UK 24th – 26th September 2021

Surrey Hall, Sandown Park Racecource, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ

Vanity Fair UK – March/April/May Issues 2021

Featured in the Lifestyle ‘New Finds’ section of Vanity Fair UK in May/June’21. 

Exhibition ‘Extacy – A Trip in My Mind’

Invited to exhibit at M.A.D.S. gallery in Milano, Italy, July’21

 

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ARTWORK

Paintings

My artworks are a reflection of my desire for light, warmth, and positivity, no matter how complex or challenging life gets around us. – My mixed media on canvas pieces are where I can express myself on a larger scale 

Current Collections:

    • West Indies
    • Dreaming during Lockdown
    • Every Day a New Day
    • Berlin
BoardS
Moab Utah Canyons Abstract Art

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.

Current Collections:

  • Urban Seaside
  • Blueberry Forest
  • Utah – Series 2020
Screen Prints
Autumn Vibes

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.

Current Collections:

  • West Indies Print Collection
  • Southern California Beaches
  • At the Coast – Print Collection
  • Risk & Soul
  • Utah – Print Collection
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