In his paintings, Zac uses the nose and eyes as an anchor point for his pieces. Giving the viewer a jumping off point to the rest of the composition. Experimenting with expressionism his art conveys what he has experienced and imagines how others would feel in the moment. With bold strokes of paint and large sections of colors, these people he has created take on a life of their own within the viewers imagination. With the expressive voice of a paint and brush you can see the dramatic and emotional themes that are prominent throughout all his works
Zac was born in San Diego, California but moved to Kansas City when he was 11. On a whim, he decided to take a painting class in high school. What he didn't expect to find was a new creative outlet that would eventually turn into his passion. During university, Zac studied Graphic Design. However, due to his course load and athletic commitments, he had to put his painting on the back-burner. After graduating with his degree, Zac found he had more time to focus on his portrait and abstract works where he experiments with the balance of color and space in his expressionist work.
2019 - BecoGallery – October 2019 Group Show
2019 - R.G. Endres Gallery – State of the Arts
2020- Johnson County Arts & Heritage Museum - "Resilience, Reflection, Rebuilding, Artists Respond to COVID-19."
2021 - TBA - Dec 3rd KCAC Main Gallery
2022 – Johnson County Arts & Heritage Museum – Solo Show - Name TBD
Marin Society of Artists – Fresh Art 2020 – Honorable Mention - “Mars”
KSHB41 News tv spot interview - Adam & Zac Bendrick were interviewed on their artwork and how the 2020 pandemic has impacted their time with their practice
The “Working hard or hardly working” is an abstract portrait painting by Zac Bendrick. He creates out of Kansas City. The background of this piece is yellowish in color which helps to make the work pop. The portrait has 2 suited shoulders with ties leading up to the subject. Best count was eight heads with some being partial faces. That count could vary depending on the observer. “Working hard or hardly Working” provides visual harmony. The colors chosen by the Artist conveys a profound affect on the viewer. The painting takes away what is real while constructing what is true with lines, shapes and colors. It seems to have the heart of a child’s perspective giving it placidity and simplicity. An Impasto technique could have been used to the painting to increase texture and color. However that depends on the viewer’s taste. Zac has taken away the details and has whittled down the piece to the essential characteristics, It creates an appealing and easy on the eyes-painting