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First Monograph by Germany’s ECB is “Blurring Boundaries”

Posted on September 23, 2014

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

A respectable and rich first monograph by German Street Artist Hendrik Beikirch, known on the street as ECB, Blurring Boundaries aptly explains the area between his graffiti roots and photo-realist portraiture that makes room for emotion. Discovering the hip-hop world in the late 1980s as so many metropolitan youth around the world did thanks to the cultural export of video, vinyl, books and cassette tapes, Beikirch first began his own exploration in graffiti that mimicked the influence of cities like New York interpreted through the local teen culture of Kassel where he was born.

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

The intervening twenty years put him on a singular route to develop his own style of using acrylic, emulsion paint, and aerosol in an integrated seamless monochromatic palette technique.  His massive portraits of anonymous men (primarily) with creased faces and cryptic maxims have grown onto and into street scenes, evoking emotion in the viewer, and the rare of empathy from a stranger.  Now installing his works around the world on ever larger facades in cities like Sao Paulo, Seoul, Delhi, Miami, Kazan, Brooklyn, and throughout Germany, ECB makes an additional looming space for the face of one more wanderer.

Rather than attaching a distinct storyline, ECB gives his sitters a narrative that stretches and ambulates beyond location, sometimes following the passerby to their next appointment.  If your imagination was in slumber, an unexpected ECB portrait can awaken it and create the story. At the very least you are introduced to a stranger whom you hadn’t realized could become a confidant, a familiar face in the cacophony of the city.

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

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Hendrik ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” (photo of book spread by Jaime Rojo)

 

 

Hendrick ECB Beikirch “Blurring Boundries” Publikat Publishing

MORIK Starts the 2014 Urban Forms Festival in Łódź, Poland

Posted on September 22, 2014

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Urban Forms in Łódź, Poland marks year 5 and their 31st wall for the city with Russia’s Morik and iterative laying that mimics the digital art made by plan and happenstance during the day of a designer. A Street Artist with roots in graffiti, Morik hails from Siberia and has an illustration style encompassing this moments fascination with photo realism and clever hi-def effects – but brought to you by the hand and brush.

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MORIK at work on his inaugural mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

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MORIK at work on his inaugural mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

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MORIK at work on his inaugural mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

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MORIK. Detail. Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

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MORIK. Inaugural mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

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MORIK. Inaugural mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Michał Bieżyński)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.21.14

Posted on September 21, 2014

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Autumn in New York yo! Crisp cool, sunny days. Girls in tight sweaters. Boys in combat boots. Every cool air festival you can think of is all happening simultaneously – skateboarders closing down Kent Ave on BKs north side, Indian Larry’s block party with motorcycles of every stripe, and this years San Gennaro festival in Little Italy looks like it wants to reclaim this part of town before it is subsumed by the crushing wealth machine now chewing through Chinatown. Literally the festival looks like it spans the entire length of Mulberry from Canal to Houston – that’s longer than the line to get the new iPhone in Soho!

But neither one of those will compare to todays’ expected line of concerned citizens snaking through the streets in Manhattan to address the effect of climate change. Coordinated with marches in cities around the world it’s estimated to draw 100,000 people. We’ve had a sneak peek at what Street Artist Swoon has in store for an installation at the end of the march, including some of the very same materials she just used for her “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum, but arranged entirely cleverly differently.

A few weeks ago at Nuart we were invite to speak about activism on the street around the world using Street Art as a form of expression, and we are surprised to see a rising wave of it that not many seem aware of – including some of our artworld peers. This week alone a few Street Artists have created new work to promote today’s march. It is not hard to get us into the street on a regular day so this is just one shiny bauble of grassroots creativity that you won’t want to miss. Also, technically, it’s still summer until Tuesday.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bifido, Crash, Daze, Gilf!, Hek Tad, Jetsonorama, Karl Addison, LMNOPI, Misshab, Sean9Lugo, and Skount.

Top Image >> A portrait of Ta’kaiya Blaney, a 13 year old girl from the Sliammon First Nation (Vancouver) and an environmental activist. The large mural was painted by Street Artist LMNOPI this week to commemorate the People’s Climate March here today in NYC. Click HERE for more details on the march. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A collaborative image created by Jetsonorama and Monica Canilao  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gilf! created this new piece to bring people to the march.(photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Misshab (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A cosmic folkloric futurist meeting of souls from Skount at the StreetMeet Festival in Würzburg, Germany. (photo © Skount)

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Skount. Detail. StreetMeet Festival. Würzburg, Germany. (photo © Skount)

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Karl Addison for The Bushwick Collective. That spot to the left may look like a prison, but that’s what we call a beer garden in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Karl Addison for The Bushwick Collective. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hek Tad. A public declaration of love. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An outdoor installation of craft paper by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Oh, hi! Sorry I kicked the ball into your head. Bifido “Do It” Caserta, Italy. (photo © Bifido)

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A porcine pal to stand atop, but you are still not tall enough. Bifido “I Want My Meat” Budapest, Hungary. (photo © Bifido)

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Could be cheese. Could be a brick of a hallucinogenic substance that gives people animal heads. Sean9Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Crash and Daze for The L.I.S.A. Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. SOHO, NYC. August 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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