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Arno Beck

Works

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Typewriter on japanese paper, 45×45 cm, 2017


Price on request.


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Typewriter on japanese paper, 45×45 cm, 2017


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Typewriter on japanese paper, 45×45 cm, 2017


Price on request.


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Typewriter on japanese paper, 45×45 cm, 2017


Price on request.


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Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2017


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Untitled

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2017


Price on request.


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Untitled

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2017


Price on request.


Untitled

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2017


Price on request.


Untitled

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2017


Price on request.


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Colorpicker

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


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Colorpicker

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


Price on request.


Colorpicker

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


Price on request.


Colorpicker

Flip horizontal

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


Price on request.


Flip horizontal

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


Price on request.


Flip horizontal

Woodprint on japanese paper, 159×121cm, 2015


Price on request.


Flip horizontal

Insert coin

Typewriter on japanese paper, 22×22, 2015


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Insert coin

Window

Silk screen behind glass, 72×92cm, 2016


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Window

Silk screen behind glass, 72×92cm, 2016


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Window

Error Dither

Silk screen on hand made paper, 72×72cm, 2017


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Error Dither

Take me to your leader

Oil on canvas, 40×30cm, 2017


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Take me to your leader

Oil on canvas, 40×30cm, 2017


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Take me to your leader

Supersonic

Oil on canvas, 40×30cm, 2017


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Supersonic

Oil on canvas, 40×30cm, 2017


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Supersonic

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Arno Beck

Post-digital expressionism

Past Futures

Remaking early digitalization

Arno Becks paintings, drawings and prints all deal with the aesthetics of digitalization. His themes often come from computer programs or games used in the late 1990ies or early 2000nds: sketches from Microsoft paint, elements from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros or clips from Apple desktops. Even though his pieces sometimes look like crazy screenshots from a past digital age, none of his works is done by a computer.

Arno rather uses very old artistic techniques to introduce us to his digital visions. His wood prints consist of up to 12.000 wooden bricks, all of them a single pixel. In his silk screens he prints up to 7 layers behind glass and by that he creates the impression of a “real” computer monitor. In his typewriter drawings he works with huge accounting machines and literally writes his paintings. Even though his themes and techniques are quite conceptual, Arno conceives himself as a painter. That’s why he sometimes uses oil, acrylics, canvases, and of course a simple paintbrush, too.

Exhibitions, Festivals and Fairs

Selection


2018

Signs, Creatures, and Forms

Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany

This Is Not

Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

In The Future

Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

Digital Provocateur

The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale, Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro


2017

Heartwork

K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

Would I rather watch this as a movie?

Galerie Golestani, Düsseldorf, Germany

Metaspace

Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

Push Start (solo)

RUNDGÆNGER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


2016

Escapism

Kö Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Syntax Error (solo)

Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

Farbe muss gesehen werden

Galerie Golestani, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gedruckte Bilder

Kunstbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany

Low Tech

RUNDGÆNGER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


2015

Interface

Best Gruppe, Düsseldorf, Germany

Schlaraffenland

HilbertRaum, Berlin, Germany


2014

Schlaraffenland

Alte Börse, Berlin, Germany


2013

ALL IN/2

Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany


2012

NKOTB

Bespoke, Düsseldorf, Germany


2011

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Projekt 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

Neurologische Unreife

Galerie Lehmann, Dresden, Germany


2010

Vertical Ghetto

Pretty Portal, Düsseldorf

Prizes, Grants, Education & Life

A short brief


Life and work

Currently

Lives and works in Bonn, Germany.


Grants

2017

Art Residency 'Espositivo', Madrid

2015

Scholarship by Best Gruppe


Education

2015

Master of Fine Arts / “Meisterschüler”, Painting, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Prof. Eberhard Havekost, Prof. Markus Lüpertz), Germany


Prizes

2010

Hogan Lovells Kunstförderpreis, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009

3rd prize of Kö-Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany


Born

1985

in Bonn