Hendrik Beikirch, who is also known by his stage name ecb, creates black and white portraits, which he paints on facades, canvases and paper. He has been a household name in the graffiti and street art scene since the mid-1990s. In 1989 he created his first picture with a spray can. From 1996 to 2000 the artist studied art education at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
His works are often captivating due to their huge dimensions, an extraordinary visual language and the socially critical statements that he makes with his pictures. Beikirch’s murals are less interventions in the urban landscape than our silent companions, memories of our common humanity and depictions of both concrete individuals and the diverse populations of the modern city. Beikirch finds it exciting to work with dimensions and is of the opinion that there is still air upwards and would also like to enlarge his works of art to a height of 100 meters or more. The street artist likes to alienate his works by running individual drops of color and by distorting them by stretching and compressing. They belong to the genre of realism.
Beikirch created a portrait on Emmertsgrund for the first METROPOLINK issue in 2015.
* 1974 in Kassel (Germany)
lives and works in Koblenz