Artist Statement

My art explores lines.    

The way they echo and parallel each other.

The way they build up patterns organically as they accumulate.  

The way their patterns compete and complement.

The way they thicken and fragment and disintegrate and spew.


Robert Bienstock began drawing lines on December 31, 2010: parallel and near-parallel lines.  He inks them with both pen and brush, often on monotype or painted backgrounds.  His lines explore concepts such as the intersection of order and disorder, and relationships between independently coherent spaces.  Often, his process unveils structures residing in mysterious spaces, ambiguously spatial or emotional or philosophical.  


Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Robert is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville, CT.  He has also shown his art at River Street Gallery in Fair Haven CT; Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook Brooklyn (Certificate of Recognition); Catalyst Gallery in Beacon NY; City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT; offices at 2 Whitney Grove Square and at Janney Montgomery Scott, New Haven CT; and New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios.


When not creating lines, he provides in-house legal support to Yale University’s research scientists, negotiating contracts and handling compliance issues.   

His work may be seen online at