Basic Flash Instinct / Nils Jendri

artist : Nils Jendri
year : 2021
medium : Spray and acrylic on canvas
size : 141 x 161cm


Jendri's paintings confront the viewer with dynamic spray-painted compositions on canvas that highlight his fluency with the sprayed medium. These beautifully crafted compositions bring to mind blurred architectural drawings with their elegant use of lines, patterns and blocks. Combined with his instinctual use of colour - Nils creates new arrangements in painting with his own signature style.

"When I paint I'm highly focused. I like the traditional idea that all what surrounds an artist is concentrated and present in that special moment of painting. The spraycan is the tool I can discover new ways in painting without using traditional painting tools. Cuts, drips, blurred lines and that special asthetic only spraypaint can create, is what pushes me and keeps me on fire".

Nils Jendri was born 1980 in Freiburg im Breisgau in south Germany. After his Diploma in Visual Communication at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart (Germany) and his Master in New Media at the University of Portsmouth (Great Britain) he finnished 2016 his PHD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria). After his living in Budapest (Hungary) and Munich (Germany) he moved back to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2019. He had several exhibitions in Austria, Germany, France and Belgium.