Steven Bindernagel (b.1978, Cleveland, OH) is an abstract painter who boldly blends structure, organic shapes, and compartments of texture and color. His works show his interest in the physical qualities of paint as well as the act of painting. Constantly moving lines and straight-edged symbols coagulate across his surfaces to produce resulting imagery that is compelling and full of intrigue.
Bindernagel received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2002 from Columbus College of Art & Design. That same year, he also attended the New York Studio Program through Parsons School of Design as well. He later received his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2006. Bindernagel has exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as Brussels and Berlin. His work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibtions at venues such as CRG Gallery, NY; beta pictoris gallery, AL; and David Zwirner Gallery, NY.
Steven Bindernagel’s abstract paintings collide organic patterns with geodic fractals to stunning effect. Entropy and order compliment and showcase one another in an interesting balance. Geodesic forms suggest structure and terminate with painterly flourishes. Bindernagel’s paintings radiate light by setting bright colors over backgrounds that are as dark as night. Ambiguity and joy are evident in Bindernagel’s organic shapes that merge in expansion, combining floral structures that dissolve or fade into the background. Cityscapes and architecture are there too – referencing the colors of his hometown rust belt city, or the lights and heights of skyscrapers in New York City.