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HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) In both his large-scale murals and canvases, Hendrik Beikirch - also known as ECB - depicts the personal and the private, portraits that tell a story. Instead of illustrating famous people, he draws attention to those who have a magnetic personality or some other recognition value, characters who become all the more interesting because they remain anonymous. Beikirch takes inspiration from accidental and brief encounters. In some cases, he gains insight into his sitter’s life. At other times, the particulars remain unknown. As such, his paintings are open to interpretation whilst exuding authenticity. The 39-year-old German artist enlarges his portraits as tall as 70 meters (230 ft.). He applies India ink, acrylic paint, and spray paint – a rough tool that does not allow for pinpoint accuracy, but it does effectively reveal Beikirch’s background in graffiti, and the glance, expression and mood of his subjects.   Beikirch’s current solo exhibition, Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides, is a showcase of his latest works. As the title suggests, they are inspired by his travels and encounters on Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway and America’s Greyhound buses. Both transport the working classes, connecting people and products and bringing them in line. In Beikirch’s canvases, it is difficult to determine whether subjects hail from the East or the West, with only tiny details giving any clue. Like his previous works in graffiti, Beikirch blurs the boundaries.   Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

bismarckstr.72,1 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Edition of 3

bismarckstr.72,2 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Edition of 3

bismarckstr.72,3 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Edition of 3


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

bismarckstr.72,4 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Edition of 3

bismarckstr.72,5 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Edition of 10


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

1baystreet 2013 154 x 119 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique

pennstation460.8thave 2013 154 x 119 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

ulbabushkina36 2013 154 x 119 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique

row12aisle 2013 154 x 119 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

ulitsabogomyagkova12 2013 190 x 150 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

amurriverterminal 2013 190 x 150 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

178kneelandstreet 2013 190 x 150 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

4southstreet 2013 190 x 150 cm India ink, spray paint, acrylic on canvas Unique


HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH Transsib - Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides (April 5 - May 19, 2013) Contact: info@ruttkowski68.com

prospektpobedi5 2013 70 x 50 cm Photography in a white wooden frame Unique

prospektpobedi5 2013 190 x 150 cm India ink and spray paint on paper mounted on a wooden box Unique


Hendrik Beikirch - Transsib - Greyhound