Between Pixels and Paint: Arno Beck's Visionary Artistry

In the pulsating heart of contemporary art, where pixels meet paint and tradition tangos with technology, stands Arno Beck, a digital conjurer and analog alchemist.

Imagine a world where the digital doesn't end in the ether but extends its hand into our physical reality, that is Arno Beck´s Playground

From the bustling streets of Bonn, Germany, Beck crafts visions that defy the confines of our screen-saturated existence, propelling us into a realm where the digital breathes life into the tactile.

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Arno Beck in his Studio Photo by Julia Sellmann
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Arno Beck: in his Studio | Photo: Julia Sellmann

Arno Beck's legacy shines through a rich tapestry of exhibitions, projects, collaborations, and art fairs, firmly establishing his name in the chronicles of contemporary art.

With the Falko Alexander Gallery, he enriched the Art Cologne Art Fair, infusing a digital vitality into the renowned event.

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Arno Beck at Nino Mier Gallery

A year prior, he ventured into the collaborative cosmos with "Zen them to Hell" at Nino Mier Gallery with a Solo Show, where his creations resonated with the echoes of digital depth.

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Arno Beck: Installation View from solo show Zen Them To Hell -> Nino Mier Gallery Los Angeles 2022

A standout group show was curated by the Anika Meier for König Galerie Berlin, entitled "THE ARTIST IS ONLINE. PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE" 70 works shown by 50 artists!

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We were a tad late covering this one, but we loved the show enought to give it a bit of a postscript. KÖNIG in Berlin just showed THE ARTIST IS ONLINE…

Not to be overlooked, the "Surprize" Group Show at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf left an indelible mark, where Beck's digital touch became an integral part of the art world's awareness..

A Symphony of Pixels and Keystrokes: The Art Practice of Arno Beck:

Arno Beck´s transition from DJ decks to digital drafts is not just a career pivot but a bold declaration of art's boundless territories.

Beck's canvas extends beyond traditional materials, weaving the rhythm of bits and bytes into the strokes of his brush, or in his case, a typewriter as a tool to create drawings.

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Arno Beck "Accumulation I & II" / Fineliner drawings on paper / each 160 x 122 cm / 2019 | Falko Alexander Gallery
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Arno Beck: Installation View Don't Put All Your Becks In One Basket | Schierke Seinecke Gallery
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Arno Beck: Installation View from My Name Is In Your Mouth via Evelyn Drewes Galerie 2024

Beck's philosophy navigates this fascinating frontier, transforming intangible pixels into palpable experiences.

His is a journey back to the tactile, a rebellion against the ephemeral, with each piece a testament to the enduring allure of the analog.

Beck doesn't just create art; he redefines our interaction with the digital, inviting us into a dance between two worlds.

Take his typewriter series, for example, where he harnesses the humble machine to weave images with the intricacy of a spider's web.

This is where the alchemy happens, in the slow, deliberate dance of keys striking paper, birthing gradients of gray from a symphony of strikes.

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Arno Beck: "Facetime" / watercolor drawing on paper / 110 x 82,5 cm / from the group show New Mediations 2022 | Image Courtesy by MODEM

It's a proof to patience, a slow rebellion against our instant-click digital culture.

Through his "Technofossils" series, Beck blurs the binary, merging the digital's sleek precision with the raw, unfiltered beauty of the handmade.

This collection is not just art; it's a conversation starter, a question posed about the place of humanity in the relentless march of technology.

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Arno Beck; Installation View from solo show Don't Put All Your Becks In One Basket| 2021 -> Image Courtesy by Schierke Seinecke Gallery

Beck's work asks us to pause, reflect, and perhaps find beauty in the imperfections that define us.

At the core of Beck's exploration is a deep fascination with digital aesthetics, not as cold, impersonal bytes but as the new texture of our reality.

His work is a bridge between the virtual and the tangible, a reminder that in the rush towards the future, there's beauty in the analog, in the touch, in the physical presence of art.

In this reimagined narrative, Arno Beck emerges not just as an artist he is challenging us to reconsider our relationship with the digital.

Arno Beck - Artist
Painter and printmaker from Bonn, Germany.

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His work becomes a beacon for those seeking to navigate the complex interplay of our online and offline worlds, offering a glimpse into a future where art transcends medium, inviting us all to touch, feel, and experience the digital in a profoundly human way.

Upcoming and Current Projects with Arno Beck:

Current: Arno Beck is currently participating in the Group Show at the Ludwig Museum, titled "À la recherche de Vera Molnar," which pays tribute to the artistic legacy of Vera Molnar.

Molnar passed away shortly before her 100th birthday.

The exhibition, held at the Ludwig Museum in Hungary, is in collaboration with DAM Projects Berlin and Stiftung Kunst Bonn.

Current: Salon at Galerie Judith Andreae , Bonn.

Upcoming: During Gallery Weekend Berlin an exhibition with Evelyn Drewes Galerie / Galerie Burster - BEL ÉTAGE 25. - 28. APRIL

Follow Arno Beck´s Journey on Instagram with fresh updates, current projects and insights from his world.

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