Todd Bienvenu

  • , Brooklyn in the Front, Manhattan in Back, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    213,4 x 243,8 cm
    84 x 96 inches
  • , Mirrored Shades, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    170,2 x 193 cm
    67 x 76 inches
    Mirrored Shades
  • , Look Right, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    170,2 x 193 cm
    67 x 76 inches
  • , Toddy moving studios, 2018
    Toddy moving studios, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    170,2 x 193 cm
    67 x 76 inches
  • , Selfie, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    193 x 170,2 cm
    76 x 67 inches
  • , Slip n fall, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    193 x 170,2 cm
    76 x 67 inches
    Slip n fall
  • , Dive, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    193 x 170,2 cm
    76 x 67 inches
  • , B 60, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 213,4 cm
    96 x 84 inches
  • , Cheeks, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    61 x 53,3 cm
    24 x 21 inches
  • , The Dude Abides, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    238,8 x 208,3 cm
    94 x 82 inches
  • , Full Scorpion, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 213,4 cm
    96 x 84 inches
    Full Scorpion
  • , The NSA has seen you naked, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    213,4 x 243,8 cm
    84 x 96 inches
  • , Laptop, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 213,4 cm
    96 x 84 inches
  • , Cuddle Puddle, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 213,4 cm
    96 x 84 inches
  • , Phone Glow, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    193 x 170,2 cm
    76 x 67 inches
  • , J Train, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    53,3 x 61 cm
    21 x 24 inches
  • , View from the Wythe, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    53,3 x 61 cm
    21 x 24 inches

Emerging first from Bienvenu’s dense figurative paintings are the power and energy of his strong colors and their spontaneous movement. His paintings are resplendent, expressive and uninhibited. He depicts sex, tattooed rockers, beaches, alcohol, urban scenes and parties—Bienvenu’s autobiographical universe. He says that his subjects are the ones he knows (that he is living, has lived, has pulled from the web), what he finds interesting in daily life—whatever passes through his head. “Humor is honesty. The real struggle for me is to get butt naked in the paintings, to be completely vulnerable. Whatever it is that is on my mind, whatever my concerns are, I don’t want to hide from.”


Exhibitions


News

  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.

  • #7Questions with... Todd Bienvenu


    May 11 - 18, 2020

     

    #7questions with... is a weekly series of stories in which an artist will share personal inspirations (books, films, exhibitions...) and studio images.

    Check our Instagram account to see the stories