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Arno Beck Woodblock prints on japanese paper' Triptych (Interface)' each 159 x 121 cm 2016

Woodblock prints on japanese paper
each 159 x 121 cm



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Arno Beck’s prints and conceptual paintings evolve around digital aesthetics and focus on analog production of digital images. Engaging with the language of digital culture the motifs are based on low resolution computer graphics, games and interfaces. It is an interplay between the contemporary digital screen world and traditional techniques.

Focusing on the analog production of computer generated imagery, he transforms those digital images into the pictorial space, capturing digital aesthetics with painterly means. With his hand he interferes where the machine claims its field of competence - humanizing technology and making it less perfect. Due to the lengthy manufacturing process, the deceleration itself becomes a main aspect in times of constant information overload and hasty screen based interactions. The screen world rejects any kind of physically experienceable surface structure and with increasing digitalization the human desire for haptic grows. Consequently, the transformation of those screen based impressions and the materialization into physical, haptic existence become one of the key aspects in his work.

The series of typewriter drawings is rooted in that search for an analog translation of digital imagery into the pictorial space. As these drawings are achieved by typing line by line on Japanese paper using an old-fashioned manual typewriter, Arno Beck utilizes different letters and symbols, which create a variety of differing brightness values. On closer inspection they could remind the viewer of binary codes, emphasizing the connection between the imagery and the digital world. In that particular series he depicts landscapes on an almost photographic level and includes elements from low resolution computer games. By combining those layers, Arno Beck fuses two completely different display modes into a seamless unity, exploring our relationship with the different perceptual realities surrounding us.


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2016


Arno Beck 'Windows I' reverse glass screen print 75 x 96 cm 2016

'Windows I'
reverse glass screen print
75 x 96 cm

Arno Beck 'Windows II' reverse glass screen print 75 x 96 cm 2016

'Windows II'
reverse glass screen print
75 x 96 cm



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2019


Arno Beck 'Accumulation I & II'' iInstallation view ink drawings on paper each 160 x 122 cm 2019

'Accumulation I & II''
ink drawings on paper
each 160 x 122 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Accumulation III' ink drawing on paper 160 x 122 cm 2019

'Accumulation III'
ink drawing on paper
160 x 122 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Hunter & Gatherer' ink drawing on paper 160 x 122 cm 2019

'Hunter & Gatherer'
ink drawing on paper
160 x 122 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Faster than the speed of like' ink drawing on paper 160 x 122 cm 2019

'Faster than the speed of like'
ink drawing on paper
160 x 122 cm
2019



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2019


Arno Beck 'Bitmap I' mixed media drawing on paper 84 x 64 cm 2019

'Bitmap I'
mixed media drawing on paper
84 x 64 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Bitmap II' mixed media drawing on paper 84 x 64 cm 2019

'Bitmap II'
mixed media drawing on paper
84 x 64 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Bitmap II' mixed media drawing on paper 84 x 64 cm 2019

'Bitmap III'
mixed media drawing on paper
84 x 64 cm
2019

Arno Beck 'Myspace'mixed media drawing on paper 84 x 64 cm 2019

'Myspace'
mixed media drawing on paper
84 x 64 cm
2019



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2017


Arno Beck 'Geek Mythology' typewriter drawing on paper 45 x 45 cm 2017

'Geek Mythology'
typewriter-drawing on paper
45 x 45 cm

Arno Beck 'Trojan' typewriter drawing on paper 45 x 45 cm 2018

'Trojan'
typewriter-drawing on paper
45 x 45 cm

Arno Beck 'Online Bling' typewriter drawing on paper 45 x 45 cm 2018

'Online Bling'
typewriter-drawing on paper
45 x 45 cm

Arno Beck 'Googleheim Museum' typewriter drawing on paper 45 x 45 cm 2018

'Googleheim Museum'
typewriter-drawing on paper
45 x 45 cm

Arno Beck 'Data Run Things' typewriter drawing on paper  45 x 45 cm 2017

'Data Run Things'
typewriter-drawing on paper
45 x 45 cm


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2017


Arno Beck 'Candycrush' acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017

'Candycrush'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

Arno Beck 'Top Secret!' acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017

'Top Secret!'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

Arno Beck 'Down by the river' acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017

'Down by the river'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

Arno Beck 'Doodle Maps' acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017

'Doodle Maps'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

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'Supersonic'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst canvas pixel painting computer malerei painter maler contemporary

'Take me to your leader'
oil on canvas
30 × 40 cm

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'The stage is yours'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm



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2016 


Arno Beck 'colorpicker' woodblock print on japanese paper
159 x 121 cm 2016

'colorpicker'
woodblock print on japanese paper
159 x 121 cm

Arno Beck 'flip_horizontal' woodblock print on japanese paper 159 x 121 cm 2016

'flip_horizontal'
woodblock print on japanese paper
159 x 121 cm

Arno Beck 'flatten image' woodblock print on japanese paper
159 x 121 cm 2016

'flatten image'
woodblock print on japanese paper
159 x 121 cm

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2017-2018


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'Untitled'
typewriter-drawing on japanese paper
45 x 45 cm

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'Untitled'
typewriter-drawing on japanese paper
45 x 45 cm

arno beck graphic paper digital Mario pixelate pixel analog printer printmaking typewriter art ascii computer game

'Untitled'
typewriter-drawing on japanese paper
45 x 45 cm

arno beck typewriter drawing art kunst Schreibmaschine digital Mario cloud landscape digital

'Untitled'
typewriter-drawing on japanese paper
45 x 45 cm

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Lives and works in Bonn, Germany


Education

2015 MA Fine Arts / Painting
2014 Master Student of Eberhard Havekost
2010 Class Prof. Eberhard Havekost
2008 Class of Reinhold Braun
2007 Class Prof. Markus Lüpertz
2006 Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2004 Art History, Philosophy, New German Literature at the
Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn


Awards

2019 Studio Grant at Bonner Kunstverein
2017 Art Residency 'Espositivo', Madrid
2015 Scholarship by Best Gruppe
2010 Hogan Lovells Kunstförderpreis
2009 3rd prize of Kö-Galerie, Düsseldorf
2003 Jugendkunstpreis des BBK Bonn Rhein-Sieg e.V.


Exhibitions (selection)

2020 'Re-Decoders'- Onomato, Düsseldorf
2020 ‚darktaxa-project: the Frankfurt-constellation‘ - Galerie Schierke Seinecke, Frankfurt
2020 ‚All In/7‘ Galerie Falko Alexander, Cologne
2019 ‚Jahresgaben‘ - Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
2019 ‚Too Many I In Digital‘ - Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
2019 ‚Screengrabs‘ - Joshua Liner Gallery, New York
2019 ‚Illusion Natur - Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
2019 ‚Errorsmith‘ - Pop68, Cologne
2019 ‚Summer Mixer‘ - Joshua Liner Gallery, New York
2019 ‚Summer Splash 5‘ - DAM Gallery, Berlin
2019 ‚Crystal Math‘ - Galerie Schierke Seinecke, Frankfurt
2019 'Photon / Icon' - Galerie Falko Alexander
2019 'All In/6' - Galerie Falko Alexander, Cologne
2018 'Benefit Auction' - Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2018 '10 Marginal Years' - Foxy Production, New York
2018 'La Bodega Y Màs'- Little Havanna, Miami
2018 'Mixed Pickles 4'- Michael Horbach Stftung, Cologne
2018 'Bloom Award', Art Düsseldorf
2018 'Watchlist', Evelyn Drewes Galerie, Hamburg
2018 'Banz und Bowinkel, Arno Beck, Dominik Halmer' - Galerie Falko Alexander, Cologne
2018 'Antifurniture Store' - Fortnight Institute, New York
2018 'Signs, Creatures And Forms' - Ambacher Contemporary, Munich
2018 'This Is Not' - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2018 'In The Future' - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2018 ‘Digital Provocateur / The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale’ - Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
2017 'Heartwork'- K21, Düsseldorf
2017 ‚The Wrong Club‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2017 ,Die Digitale - Low Tech Art’ - Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf
2017 ‚Would I rather watch this as a movie?‘ - Galerie Golestani, Düsseldorf
2017 ‚Metaspace‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2017 'Push Start', Galerie Rundgænger, Frankfurt
2017 'ALL IN/V', Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2017 'Homeoffice' - Salonabend, Bochum
2016 'Escapism' - Kö Galerie, Düsseldorf
2016 'Syntax Error' - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2016 'Farbe muss gesehen werden' - Galerie Golestani, Düsseldorf
2016 'Fenster 16' - Galerie Golestani, Düsseldorf
2016 'Gedruckte Bilder' - Kunstbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf
2016 'Low Tech' - Galerie Rundgænger, Frankfurt
2015 'Interface' - Best Gruppe, Düsseldorf
2015 ‚ALL IN/IV‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2015 ‚Schlaraffenland‘ - HilbertRaum, Berlin
2015 ‚ALL IN/3‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2014 ‚Schlaraffenland‘ - Alte Börse, Berlin
2013 ‚ALL IN/2‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2012 ‚Wiedersehen‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2012 ‚Gruppenausstellung‘ - Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
2012 ‚NKOTB‘ - Bespoke, Düsseldorf
2011 ‚Kunstakademie Düsseldorf‘ -  Projekt 8 , Copenhagen
2011 ‚Neurologische Unreife‘ - Galerie Lehmann, Dresden
2010 ‚Vertical Ghetto‘ – Pretty Portal, Düsseldorf
2009 Deutsche Bank, Düsseldorf
2009 KÖ-Galerie, Düsseldorf
2008 ‚Lange Nacht der Museen‘, Koblenz


Arno Beck | Ramelshovener Str.6 | 53347 Alfter, Germany | +49 171 1700 741
Website: Liebermann Kiepe