Arno Beck is German contemporary artist who was inspired by his travels to Latin America and mostly by visits in brasilian favelas, so his works deal with architecture as an organic process. In his pictures he creates extraordinary spaces and architectural landscapes, which are not planned, but grow and develop on their own, which are fanciful and not functional. He uses the images based on his visual experiences of public places, deserted factories and industrial buildings.
For his works he applies different techniques and media. Graphic elements, collages, photos and prints meet drawings and paintings with pointed ductus and complex structures. Spray paint, acryl, oil, ink are mixed on canvas, paper and wood. The essence and logical consequence of the work process represents the dissolving of the concrete structures.
The square shapes are put one above the other building an encapsulated pattern. This method reminds on the art of Cubists. Like the Cubists, Arno Beck decomposes the pictures of the really existing buildings in their components. By an imaginative experiment the parts are assembled to a new independent construction. The architecture pictures made by Arno Beck act/behave like a living creature, like nature itself.
Arno Beck studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy by such famous lecturers as Markus Lüpertz, Reinhold Braun und Eberhard Havekost. Moreover he won the 10. Hogan Lovells Art Award for his innovative works on the topics urbanity and architecture in year 2009.
|Year||Name of the exhibition||Museum/Gallery||Solo/Group|
|2015||All in 3||Galerie Ampersand, Koln||Group|
|2014||Schlaraffenland||Alte Borse, Berlin||Group|
|2013||All in 2||Galerie Ampersand, Koln||Group|
|2012||Wiedersehen||Galerie Ampersand, Koln||Group|
|2012||Interface||Galerie Ampersand, Koln||Group|
|2011||Unknown||Project 8, Kopenhagen||Group|
|2011||Unknown||Galerie Lehmann, Dresden||Group|
|2010||Vertical Ghetto||Pretty Portal, Dusseldorf||Group|
|2009||Unknown||Glanzkinder Galerie, Koln||Group|
|2009||Unknown||Deutsche Bank, Dusseldorf||Group|
|2008||Lange Nacht der Museen Koblenz||Koblenz||Group|