German artist Hendrik Beikirch made himself noticed thanks to his gigantic mural portraits of random anonymous he met during his many travels. In Busan, in North Korea, he painted a 230 feet tall wall.
Hendrik Beikirch meticulously paints each wrinkle of his models’ face, in an effort to share their story. His portraits are true life stories. The artist aims at revealing the beauty of those men and women bearing the traces of time, in our society made of bland images . His limited colour range and the contrasts he shapes underline the vulnerability of his subjects, inducing a simple relation based on emotion between the viewer and the subject. Whether they appear on the corner of a street, the front of a building or on a canvas indoor, the sincerity displayed by Hendrik Beikirch’s paintbrush turns these anonymous into silent companions.
The Montresso Art Foundation* supported the TRACING MOROCCO projects, a tribute to the Moroccan mahalems and SIBERIA, questioning the treasures of men of this immensity. The first paintings of SIBERIA were presented at Espace Montresso * for XXL # 2, the project will be exhibited in its entirety at the end of 2018.
Gallery Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
Chronicles, Droste Gallery, Wuppertal, Germany
SIBERIA – THE MURAL, Zone Contemporaine, Niederwangen-Bern, Switzerland
XXL#2, Group show avec RERO, David Mesguich et Kouka, Espace Montresso, Marrakech
Treasures, Galerie Droste, Wuppertal
Art Fair Cologne
Epoxy Exhibition, Rose Béton, Toulouse, France
Tracing Morocco, Jardin Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
ruttkowski;68, Waiting, solo show, Cologne, Germany
urban art biennale 2015, museum völklinger hütte, Saarbrücken, Germany
Scope New York, Wolfsen Gallery, Nyc, USA
Monochrome Matters, Solo Show, Wolfsen Gallery, Aalborg, Denmark
Behind The Red Wall, Jardin Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco
St.Art Delhi, Tallest Mural In India, New Delhi, India
Ruttkowski68, Transsib – Greyhound, Solo Show, Cologne, Germany
Unit44, Into The Dark, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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