German artist Hendrik Beikirch / ECB recently opened his solo show “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany on 5th of April (previewed). Along with works on canvas that he prepared exclusive for this occasion, the artist introduced himself with a big scale mural he did in Cologne. Again, the main motif of his works are portraits of random people he encountered and met during his world travels. All done using his signature medium of India ink, acrylic paint, and spray paint, these portraits are showing the real, raw side of these real people, and are telling stories about these individuals that escaped the anonymity the moment artist met them and sketched them in his sketchbook. The show will be on view until May 19, 2013.

Photo Credit: Wertical / Nils Müller.
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