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ECB in Ferropolis

  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
  • ECB in Ferropolis
October 2, 2014
Bojan Marić was born in 1986. He had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Department for International Studies and Department for Cultural Studies). He is a teaching assistant on the courses Cultural Studies and Culture and Social Structure. He takes part in activities within the Center for Cultural Studies in Belgrade, such as project management, organization of cultural events and academic conferences. Currently, he is working on his Master thesis within the field of Philosophy of Culture. His favourite urban artists are Vhils, Saber, My Dog Sighs and MadC. Contact Bojan Maric via bojan.maric@widewalls.ch

The lines, dots, and shades of a human face tell a story of an unparalleled gravitas. When an artist aspires to create a portrait which radiates meaning through a particular aesthetics, he needs to try to understand every wrinkle and every space. This is what the German artist who goes by the name of ECB achieves through his methodological black and white symphony. With a good-hearted goal in mind, the artist set on the journey to Ferropolis, to immortalize the faces of people who carry the stories of days gone by…

ECB in Ferropolis
ECB in Ferropolis

The Art of ECB

Hendrik Beikirch, also known as ECB, is an inspiring and devoted painter of portraits. This freelance artist form Kassel, Germany, now works in Koblenz. ECB has become one of the most respected artists who create murals, since he has come close to perfection when it comes to large scale portraits. The artist is devoted to realistic imagery through the power of mesmerizing devotion to details in the pieces he creates, both on canvases as well as walls of buildings. As a street artist, he works with an urge to inscribe meaning in the faces of the people depicted in his murals. Often, his work in urban spaces takes on a form of a true complex operation, due to the grandeur of his projects. For example, the portrait of fisherman in Busan, South Korea is the highest mural in Asia. Recently, he has created a beautiful portrait in Sweden. His most recent work is situated in Ferropolis…

ECB in Ferropolis
ECB in Ferropolis

A Story of Ferropolis

With a name meaning “the city of iron”, one doesn’t have to guess what is the greatest attribute of Ferropolis. Once a coal mining driven urban space, Ferropolis is know today for such music festivals as Splash! or Melt!. It is a theme park and an open museum, representing a monument of an industrial era. As it is come to be so innate to the technique of ECB, the artist painted portraits of six former workers, depicting through their faces a history of a cultural period and a story of hope for a better future. This urban intervention will live on within the space of Ferropolis, reminding the world of a tale which speaks of a city of iron ant the people who were at its center…

ECB in Ferropolis
ECB in Ferropolis
ECB in Ferropolis
ECB in Ferropolis

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