Anything But Ordinary: Photographs by Hendrick Bellstedt

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  • June 05, 2019

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Hendrik Bellstedt,Better Than Gray, Digital C-Print, 8'' x 12''
Hendrik Bellstedt,The End of the Last Ice Time, Digital C-Print, 39.5'' x 59''
Hendrik Bellstedt,Long-Medium-Short, Digital C-Print, 8'' x 12''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Hendrik Bellstedt in Illumination. The exhibition opens June 5 and runs through June 25, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist 

German Photographer Hendrik Bellstedt uncovers humor and beauty in ordinary day scenes and objects. Bellstedt draws inspiration from the European landscape, which he often travels via motorbike, searching for intriguing subjects. Originally from East Germany, Bellstedt practiced traditional black and white- photography techniques until after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. He currently practices digital photography using an intuitive process to capture intriguing portraits of inanimate objects, animals, and plants.

In “Breakup”, Bellstedt presents a deceptively simple scene. In the middle of the composition we see a trashcan supported by two long, leg-like metal bars. The can is heavily dented in the middle and leans to one side, as if recoiling from an injury. Bellstedt’s treatment of this object, places it in the viewer’s direct line of focus, giving it our full attention and concern. With this framing, Bellstedt anthropomorphizes the object, bestowing it with a relatable human story. The title “Breakup” adds an additional layer of meaning, giving the piece an overall feeling of both sentimentality and absurdity at once.

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – June 25, 2019

Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/Exhibition/Illumination_6_5_2019-Artist-Hendrik_Bellstedt.aspx

Featured Artists:

Hendrik Bellstedt | Moving Elephant by Mark | Michai Morin | Luiz Todeschi | Kazuhiro Ueda

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea
New York, New York
olga@agora-gallery.com
212.226.4151 ext. 202
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.


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