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Releases: Hendrik Beikirch – “Siberia” Book

German muralist and artist, Hendrik Beikirch, recently released his latest publication documenting his most recent project, Siberia, through The Montresso Foundation in Marrakech, Morocco. Accompanying a large solo exhibition comprising of large scale portraits created after his visits to the remote region of Russia, the artist worked once again with the same institution that introduced his previous Tracing Morocco series and publication. Through his work, Beikirch aims to portray the different areas of the world with intricate and captivating paintings of people living there. Done mostly with […]

Recap: “XXL #2” @ Montresso Art Space

The Montresso Foundation in Marrakesh, Morocco is currently wrapping up their latest group exhibition which was on view from April 16th to May 31st. Following up their XXL # 1 show in December 2017, XXL # 2 once again consisted of groundbreaking works by four emblematic artists representing the global urban culture. Focusing on the human condition while questioning the space and its relation to artwork, the large scale works by RERO, Hendrik Beikirch, Kouka and David Mesguich, combined for a strong, balanced showcase that engaged every corner of the imposing foundation space. […]

Previews: Hendrik Beikirch – “Treasures” @ Galerie Droste Wuppertal

Hendrik Beikirch will be opening solo show Treasures on the 18th of March at Galerie Droste Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany. The new works in the exhibition are the result of his encounters with locals in the remote vastness of Siberia. Produced in cooperation with Foundation Montresso in Marrakech, this body of work continues artist’s large series of portrait pieces based on studies done during his travels around the globe. Exclusively created with spray paint and India ink on canvas, these large pieces aim to show the scars that […]

Recap: Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper  & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary  Futura painted over […]

Streets: St+art India 2016 (Delhi)

For the third consecutive year, St+art Festival in Delhi, India, showed its strength as a collaborative platform for street artists from India and around the world. With the main concept being Art for Everyone, the organizer’s primary objective was to make art accessible for wider audiences while having a positive impact on society. Over the period of two months, the invited artists changed the visual landscape of the city with art interventions in public spaces through murals, installations, performances, workshops, talks and screenings. Aside from working in public, as […]

Releases: Hendrik Beikirch – “Tracing Morocco” Book

The Montresso Foundation recently released a publication that presents a collaboration with Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB entitled Tracing Morocco. This project included an artistic residency at Jardin Rouge a dozen times since June 2014 during which he created 22 portraits that were showin in Zurich, Cologne, Tolouse, Völklinger and finally at the official book launch in Marrakesh in December of 2015. The book features a collection of Beikirch’s portraits of Moroccan men and women. Paying a tribute to the locals, as well as the mankind in general, the German artist captured these everyday people telling their […]

Openings: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Waiting” @ Ruttkowski;68

Waiting is Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch’s third exhibition with Ruttkowski:68 gallery which opened on the 5th of June. Famous for his portraiture work, the exhibition features renderings of people he encountered in his numerous trips around the world. Through his works, Beikirch seeks to capture a person’s “aura,” making them immortal in the process. No matter if he works on a massive murals covering skyscrapers, or draws in his sketchbook, his works are black & white and focused on transforming people from the anonymous to the iconic. His characters are […]

Previews: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Monochrome Matters: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces” @ Galerie Wolfsen

We recently got these nice photos from Nils Müller, showing German artist and muralist, Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch, working in his studio on a new body of work for his solo exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. Opening on May 8, the show titled, MONOCHROME MATTERS: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces, continues the artist’s quest of highly poetic portraits depicting people from the immediate neighborhoods in which they live and gravitate. After painting portraits of random people he met on his travels for his last […]

Streets: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch (India)

Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch recently visited India where he created another portrait style mural that he is known for. In order to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the German artist created a huge portrait of the civil rights icon with the help of Indian artist Anpu Varkey. The wall is located on one of the busiest streets of New Delhi, and reaches a hight of 160 feet, which makes it reportedly the tallest mural in India. It took four long days of work for […]

Showing: “Three” @ DQE

Ruttkowski;68 and Art Is Just a Four Letter Word opened a group show “Three” in Cologne, Germany, at DQE in Heliosstr. The idea of the show is to show the diversities and similarities between three artists from different geographic backgrounds, with three signature styles, united by a common environment – graffiti. Include are works by German artist Hendrik “ECB” Beirkich, who is known for his large scale portraits and sky scraping murals/canvases, Dutch surrealist Super A that loves combining his painting with 3D work, and finally, a true […]