Hendrik Ecb Beikirch was born 1974 in Kassel, Germany. He works as freelance artist in Koblenz, Germany. In 1989 he created his first painting with spray can. In 2000 he graduated in studies of art education at University of Koblenz – Landau, Germany.
Hendrik Beikirch’s main focus is the large-format portrait to reflect on canvas. Random encounters and conversations provide the content for these mirror-of-the-soul images, translating personal history and sketching their expression on the canvas.
Beikirch belongs to the generation of those who look for new approaches.
As a constant process of his artistic practice he experiments with how immediate and large-scale outdoor spaces can adequately be incorporated into interior works. And vice versa technique, composition, and the detailing of the work on canvas carries over to the outdoors.
Mapping and representing are key concepts that create comprehensive remuneration and connect the exhibition space with public space.
As Beikirch’s portraits address intimacy directed outwards, in the interior, they radiate anonymity. In both chambers, they address in different facets the relationship of the individual with the crowd.
These relationships make Beikirch’s work captivating and give it a unique position in the contemporary art world.