Hendrik Beikirch "Wandgemälde",
Hendrik Beikirch belongs to the first squad of street artists of our time. As if carved in stone, the likeness of a well-known, elderly asparagus farmer unfolds on the Schwetzingen façade. Her monumental likeness is realistic, with unconditional reproduction of wrinkles and folds. The expressive and introspective eyes lend a sense of calm to this turbulent facial landscape. In unadorned beauty, the Kassel-born artist presents a typical representative of the Schwetzingen citizenry - proud, self-confident and charismatic. With this portrait, Hendrik Beikirch created a portrait that is as idealistic as it is individual, of timeless validity and symbolic power. A high degree of lifelike depiction is contrasted by a grey painting that abstracts from reality. He succeeds in moving this unrecognised colour from inconspicuousness into the limelight, bringing the factual and charmless colour to life and making it shine.
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