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        /:::/    /              \::|   |                  /:::/    /               \::/____/
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  /::::::\   \:::\    \    /::::::\   \:::\    \    /:::/    / \:::\    \    /::::::\____\________  
 /:::/\:::\   \:::\ ___\  /:::/\:::\   \:::\    \  /:::/    /   \:::\    \  /:::/\:::::::::::\    \ 
/:::/__\:::\   \:::|    |/:::/__\:::\   \:::\____\/:::/____/     \:::\____\/:::/  |:::::::::::\____\
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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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\ \ \_/ \_/ \ \ \/\ \/\ \/\ \L\ \/\ \L\ \ \ \_/ \_/ \/\__, `\
 \ \___x___/'\ \_\ \_\ \_\ \___,_\ \____/\ \___x___/'\/\____/
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2016


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

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


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 /    // -_)| |/|/ /  | |/ |/ // _ \ / __// // _  / / _  // _ \/ _ `// __// _  // -_)/ __/
/_/|_/ \__/ |__,__/   |__/|__/ \___//_/  /_/ \_,_/ /_//_/ \___/\_,_//_/   \_,_/ \__//_/   

2017


arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel painting computer malerei printmaking druckgrafik contemporary macpaint drawing typewriterart

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel painting computer grafik grafic malerei chess paper contemporary macpaint drawing typewriterart

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

arno beck digital post internet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel painting computergrafik malerei printmaking druckgrafik contemporary macpaint drawing typewriterart

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel painting computer google new aesthetic contemporary macpaint drawing typewriterart

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel painting computer malerei printmaking druckgrafik contemporary

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


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2018


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'CTRL'
ink, pencil, spray paint, pigment marker, woodblock print on rag paper
122 x 160 cm

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'Algorythmics'
pencil drawing on rag paper
122 x 160 cm

arno beck letterpress print Druckgrafik printmaking fineart edition

'SoftWhere?'
letterpress and silkscreen print on coventry rag paper
edition of 10
45 x 55 cm


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   \ \____/\ \____/\ \____\\ \____/\ \_\ \_\ \_\\ \____\\ \_\ \_\\ \__\
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2017


arno beck digital postinternet art kunst pixel painting computer malerei pixelart photoshop contemporary

'Candycrush'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst photoshop pixel painting computer malerei canvas internet contemporary pixelpainting

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst photoshop artist pixel painting computer malerei macpaint pixelart contemporary

'Virtual Iconography'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst pixel painting computer malerei photoshop contemporary analog pixelart painter

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst pixel painting computer malerei contemporary pixelart photoshop macpaint

'Doodle Maps'
acrylic on canvas
30 × 40 cm

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst künstler pixelart pixel painting computer malerei photoshop contemporary

'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 woodblock print printmaking fine art kunst pixel pixelart 8bit computer digital

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

arno beck woodblock print printmaking fine art kunst pixel pixelart 8bit computer digital super Mario photoshop analog

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

arno beck woodblock print printmaking fine art kunst pixel pixelart 8bit computer digital super Mario Nintendo photoshop analog

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

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__  ___/_  / / /__  __ \__  ____/__  __ \    
_____ \_  / / /__  /_/ /_  __/  __  /_/ /    
____/ // /_/ / _  ____/_  /___  _  _, _/     
/____/ \____/  /_/     /_____/  /_/ |_|      
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___   |/  /__    |__  __ \___  _/_  __ \     
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_  /  / / _  ___ |  _, _/__/ /  / /_/ /      
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__ |/ |/ / / /_/ /_  _, _/_  /___  /_/ /     
____/|__/  \____/ /_/ |_| /_____/_____/      

2017-2018


arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel computer malerei printmaking druckgrafik contemporary super mario nintendo

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

arno beck digital postinternet art kunst typewriter schreibmaschine pixel drawing computer malerei printmaking druckgrafik contemporary super mario nintendo analog typewriterart

'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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 / ___)| | | | / ___)/ ___)| | / ___)| | | || || | | ||    \   | | | || ||  _) / _  | / _  )
( (___ | |_| || |   | |    | |( (___ | |_| || || |_| || | | |   \ V / | || |__( ( | |( (/ / 
 \____) \____||_|   |_|    |_| \____) \____||_| \____||_|_|_|    \_/  |_| \___)\_||_| \____)                                                                                          



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

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)

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