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Hendrik ecb Beikirch. Born march 6th, 1974 in Kassel, Germany, works as freelance artist in Koblenz, Germany

1989 creates first painting with spray can
1996 – 2000 studies of art education at University of Koblenz – Landau
1996 first work travels to New Zealand and Korea

Until today continuous work-travels to Canada, USA, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, India, Hong Kong, China, Chile, Belarus, Russia, Brazil, Argentina and European countries. Hendrik ecb Beikirch is well known for his brilliant black and white portraits painted either on canvas or on large buildings. His highly poetic portraits often depict people from the immediate neighborhood appearing strange and familiar at the same time. Even though dedicated to a meticulous realism, he sometimes likes to distort his portraits by either stretching or compressing them. Moreover, the dripping technique, making single paint drops to run down, is a distinctive feature of many of his works. Yet even these alienating effects may not curtail their realist intensity in any sense.  Increasingly, his works in public space take on an almost utopian scale turning the painting process into a bold venture. Only in August 2012 he created a 70-meter-long portrait of a fishermen in Busan, South Korea, now being Asia’s highest mural.

Selected exhibitions / projects

2013
Galerie wolfsen, ArtCPH, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ruttkowski68, Transsib – Greyhound, solo show / Cologne, Germany
Unit44, Into The Dark, group show / Newcastle, United Kingdom
MuBE, Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, II Biennale Graffiti Fine Art, group show / Sao Paulo, Brazil
Galerie Wolfsen, Pieces Of The Sky, group show / Aalborg, Denmark

2012
Platoon Kunsthalle, Urban Void, group show / Seoul, Republic of Korea
Soze Gallery, Graffuturism, group show / Los Angeles, USA
CBK Amsterdam, group show / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kunstverein Friedberg, Vom Leben gezeichnet, group show / Friedberg, Germany
Forum Kunst Rottweil, Counterparts, group show / Rottweil, Germany
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, German Graffiti Avant-Garde, group show / Bangalore, India

2011
Scope Art Basel Miami, 101exhibit / Miami, USA
Wynwood Art Fair, 101exhibit / Miami, USA
101exhibit, Between Night And Day, group show / Miami, USA
Expression Beyond, Rizzordi Art Foundation, group show / St. Petersburg, Russia
Kunstencentrum Signe, Urban Script Continues, group show / Heerlen, The Netherlands
Museum World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen ironworks-european centre for arts and industrial culture, Urban Art Graffiti 21, group show / Saarbrücken, Germany
Ruttkowski68, Between, solo show / Cologne, Germany
Ayden Gallery, group show / Vancouver, Canada
Vincent Michael Gallery, group show / Philadelphia, USA
Galerie Golkar, group show / Bonn, Germany
One Gallery, group show / Newark, USA

2010
Dafen Art Museum / World Expo Shanghai, Reading Village – Painting City, group show / Shenzhen, China
Aliseo Art Projects, Zerfall und Zukunft, group show / Gengenbach, Germany
Kunstkreis Hameln, Graffiti Handmade, group show / Hameln, Germany
Chemnitzer Markthalle, Hallenkunst, group show / Chemnitz, Germany
Gallery Progres, Xll, group show / Belgrade, Serbia
Commissioned mural / NYC, USA

2009
Schunck Glaspalais National Gallery Heerlen, D‘raw, group show / Heerlen, The Netherlands
Carhartt Gallery, Art Basel side event, Public Provocations, group show / Weil am Rhein, Germany
Glanzkinder Gallery, Under The Paving Stones, solo show / Cologne, Germany
Pretty Portal, Einen Sommer, solo show / Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Galerie Springmann, group show / Freiburg, Germany
Galerie d’art atelier 9, group show / Grenoble, France
Eurocultured, commissioned mural for the City of Manchester, United Kingdom

2007
Gallery N2O, Feeling Blue, solo show / Lyon, France
Carhartt Gallery, group show / Weil am Rhein, Germany

2006
Balcan Express, group show / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carhartt Gallery, Opening, group show / Weil am Rhein, Germany

2005
Kulturzentrum Kesselhaus, Straight Concepts, group show / Weil am Rhein, Germany
Reithalle, Graffiti war gestern zwei, group show / Ingolstadt, Germany
603qm, Markant, group show / Darmstadt, Germany

2004
K31 Gallery, Opening, group show / Lahr, Germany
Röda Sten, Everwanting Streets, group show / Gothenburg, Sweden
K31 Gallery, Lines, group show / Lahr, Germany

2003
Wollmagazin Kaiserslautern, Nacht der Museen, group show / Kaiserslautern, Germany
Das Atrium vom Hamburger Holzhafen, Kunst im Atrium, group show / Hamburg, Germany

2002
Galerie am Steg, Einblicke, group show / Aschaffenburg, Germany
Halle 02, Beside The Wall, group show / Heidelberg, Germany
Bavaria St. Pauli Brauerei, Urban Discipline 2002, group show / Hamburg, Germany

2001
Museum für Kommunikation, Urban Discipline 2001, group show / Hamburg, Germany

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