After the summer break Pretty Portal shows a series of works from Arno Beck titled "Vertical Ghetto."
Inspired by his travels in Latin America, particularly visits to the Brazilian favelas, Arno Beck sets apart with architecture as an organic process.
In his pictures he creates a new space - architectural landscapes that are not planned, but grow, grow quite abstruse and not functional.
He uses a visual vocabulary that he build up during his artistic creation in the public space, in abandoned factories and industrial sites.
In his working process, he uses a variety of techniques and materials. Graphic elements, photo and print to take drawing and brushwork stressed structures. Spray paint, acrylic, oil, ink, collage and mixed print on canvas, paper and wood.
The exhibition shows three phases of the conflict of the artist with the issue.
The first step: linocuts of photo compositions, then the combination of linoleum prints with painting, collage, drawing, and finally the dissolution of the concrete structures; to Arno Beck the essence and logical consequence of his working process.
Arno Beck studies art since 2006 at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in teacher Markus Lüpertz, Reinhold Braun and Eberhard Havekost.
Vernissage :27.8.2010, 19h
Exhibition from 27.08.2010 to 17.09.2010