Arno Beck

Germany 1985

Painting, Prints, Collage, Drawing

Arno Beck
Arno Beck
January 8, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

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.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015All in 3Galerie Ampersand, KolnGroup
2014SchlaraffenlandAlte Borse, BerlinGroup
2013All in 2Galerie Ampersand, KolnGroup
2012WiedersehenGalerie Ampersand, KolnGroup
2012InterfaceGalerie Ampersand, KolnGroup
2012UnknownBespoke, DusseldorfGroup
2011UnknownProject 8, KopenhagenGroup
2011UnknownGalerie Lehmann, DresdenGroup
2010Vertical GhettoPretty Portal, DusseldorfGroup
2009UnknownGlanzkinder Galerie, KolnGroup
2009UnknownDeutsche Bank, DusseldorfGroup
2009UnknownKo-Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2008Lange Nacht der Museen KoblenzKoblenzGroup