Hendrik Beikirch is a German painter who often makes large scale portraiture murals of individuals spotted on his travels. The subjects are not famous, instead they bear an anonymity that often offers intrigue to the viewer. For the artists, the subjects have certain magnetic personalities, or other recognition values; which Beirkirch sometimes gains insight into, or leaves to the viewers imagination.
Beirkirch’s upcoming show is being held at the Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany. The show takes inspiration from and documents the artists travels upon the Greyhound buses in America and Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway. The artist suggests the fact that the subjects could have hailed from the East or the West. Small details in the paintings could hint at this however in true Beikirch style, the boundaries are blurred. The faces speak for themselves and the anonymity is key.
The show is opening on April 5 @ Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany, and runs until May 19, 2013.