About Kenth A. Bender
- in search to go beyond the image surface 
to find the moment of conception

Kenth A. Bender (° 1947, Sweden) is an artist who mainly works with painting. By applying abstraction, Bender creates intense personal moments that are masterfully created with the help of energy, spontaneity, immediacy, rules, omissions and acceptance. As the artwork guides the viewer over the image surface, the viewer's brain develops the need for recognition and new discoveries of figures, patterns, shapes, colors and combinations, parts and whole, are added to the previous discoveries.

His paintings do not initially refer to any recognizable form. The results are therefore automatically deconstructed by the brain to the extent that the viewing and interpretation continues. The meaning is created by an increased meaning-bearing development of parts and entities that move progressively forward, and possible interpretation occurs in the ’now’, and gradually afterwards.

Multi-faceted through associations in favor of the viewer and his or her life experiences. The viewer is now well on the way to becoming co-creator of the work. Short breaks, and then recurrences, promote continued development. Art is once again confirmed to be about life, the Dignity of Man - the Dignity of Art. Kenth A. Bender currently lives and works in Falköping, Sweden.

The passion for painting began 1987, but it was not until 2013 that the fire in the heart and the passion for the painting exploded. This has bringing exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, USA, Italy, France and Denmark. Celebrated 30 years in 2017 after he started painting

Take another step forward!
Do not allow you to "only" consider an "image" as an artwork, then you only reach the image surface. Start Reflecting!
The titles of the artwork you encounter on this site are rarely or never literal, they are metaphors. Therefore, when you look at and interpret the artwork, adapt or "customize" the title in relation to your own experiences, meaning and significance.
Relate to your personality and your life. 
As you begin to interact and penetrate the artwork from your personal perspective, 
you´ll find yourself behind the "image-surface" and you do NOT become a passive viewer of a picture, you become an active co-creator of an artwork.

Read more: The Abstract Art Code

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What is "Invitations" about:
I don't "value" the "invitations," it's the inviter who values my works.
Invitations to: Digital and live exhibitions, artist books, gallery representation, interviews, etc.

Invitations 2024
January: 18 ¤ 

Invitations 2023
January: 16 ¤ February: 20 ¤ March: 18 ¤ April: 16 ¤ May: 24 ¤ June: 21 ¤ July 19 ¤ August 20 ¤ September: 21 ¤ October 18 ¤ November 18 ¤ December 15 ¤

Invitations 2022
January: 23 ¤ February: 16 ¤ March: 22 ¤ April: 15 ¤ May: 19 ¤ June: 24 ¤ July: 17
August: 18 ¤ September: 23 ¤ October: 13 ¤ November 17 ¤ December: 18

Invitations 2021
January: 25 ¤ February: 20 ¤ March: 29 ¤ April: 19 ¤ May: 31 ¤ June: 23 ¤ July: 22
August: 27 ¤ September: 26 ¤ October: 27 ¤ November: 30 ¤ December: 21

Invitations 2020
January: 31 ¤ February: 27 ¤ March: 19 ¤ April: 23 ¤ May: 26 ¤ June: 26 ¤ July: 23
August: 17 ¤ September: 27 ¤ October: 25 ¤ November: 19 ¤ December: 19

Art World 2016, Digital ebook by Studio Byblos, Italy

2015, “RISE” L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore Castello Estense - Ferrara, Italy
2015, Digital exhibition at Louvre Museum in Paris, July

2015, Exhibition at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, USA.
2015, Art Nordic Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015, Tuscany Nordic, Italy
2015, Salon International Galerie d´l Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
2013, Marziart Internationale Galerie Hamburg


The American/Italian Art Tour International Magazine has 2015, as one of the nominees for ATIM's Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, awarded ATIM'S MASTERS AWARDS 2015.

At The ATIM Masters Award Ceremony august 23, 2015, I´ll receive the Award directly from Arttour International Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Viviana Puello in the presence of art critics and curators invited to this VIP event.

"RISE" L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore, International Exhibition & Award Ceremony

"The ATIM’s Masters Awards mark a new step in the artist’s career and are given in recognition for excellence in the arts, creativity, quality use of their media and composition."

"ATIM TIMELESS AWARDS This award is given in recognition for excellence in the arts to an artist specific work or body of works. Selected artworks are considered “Timeless” images that remain and endure time, masterful creations that you will see and won’t be easy to forget!" Vivianna Puello, Editor in Chief, Art Tour International Magazine.

Designated as one of ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016 by Art Tour International Magazine

Designated as one of ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016 by Art Tour International Magazine

2015, Certificate of Excellent, Artavita´s Online Contemprary Masters Contest.
2014, Honorable MentionArtavita´s 9th Contemporary Masters Contest, Juried exhibition Online, USA.
2014, Diploma of Excellence, Honorable Award, 11th Media Global Art Annual, "Artists of Today", London
2012, Honorable MentionArtavita´s 2nd Contemporary Masters Contest, Juried exhibition Online, USA.

2015, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas USA.
Two art work in the Museum´s Permanent Collections.

2003-06 Studied Special Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1987 - Painting | Autodidact
1975-78 Studied Classic Guitar in Sweden

2023 Swedish PEACE and Arbitration Society
2023 Humanists Sweden
2022 Admitted as a Member of Swedish PEN
2015- Vivid Arts Network© - US/Italy
2015- Salon International Galerie d´l Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
2015 - 2016  Swedish Association for Art
2010- BUS - Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden
1989-92, 2010 - 2015 The Swedish Artist Society – SK

2015, No 3, The visual artist, The art magazine by SK - Swedish Artist Society

2015, The US/Italian art magazine: Art Tour International Magazine, Summer Issue
2015, article published in 4 papers
2015, article published in 3 papers
2014, International Contemporary Master, ICM Volume IX, World Wide Artbooks
2014, article published in 3 papers
2013, The visual artist, The art magazine by SK - Swedish Artist Society
2013, The painting: Migration, Tolerance - Intolerance, featured in TV, Open Channel, Gothenburg Sweden, april 1:st, 2:nd and 3:rd.
2012, The Visual Artist, The Art Magazine by SK - The Swedish Artist Society
1989-91 selected papers.


1991 To portrait Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, a Giant in Sweden. A celebrity and one of the most famous entertanier and actor at TV, film and variety between the 50s and 90s. Source: Wikipedia. Please use Google translation.

1990 Oil on canvas to the governor at the county governor´s residence, Jönkopings Län, Sweden.

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