PIT BECKER

paintmyblues

Visual Artist, Painter.

Blue Planet Earth

 

 

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paintings & lyrics Copyright

© by Pit Becker paintmyblues

PIT BECKER ARTwork

Region Bergstraße

Germany

 

All rights reserved.

 

Participation in the

Exhibition

"'Despierta el Jaguar dormido"

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador,

26 nov 2014 - jan 2015

OpalPath entre los ríos

(OpalPath between the Rivers)

2-12 y 16-17 de noviembre 2014,

MonotypePainting en papel,

100x140 cms

Participation in the

Exhibition "Harassment"

at Darb 1718

Contemporary Art & Culture

Center, Cairo, Egypt

http://www.darb1718.com/activities/exhibitions/exhibitions-2012-2/harassment/

#ENDsh

2012, June 18/19

MonotypePainting on paper,

100x70 cms.

Darb 1718 Contemporary

Art & Culture Center, Cairo.

Enough!

2012, June 19/20

MonotypePainting on paper,

100x70 cms

Nazra for Feminist Studies,

Egypt

Respect us!

#ENDsh

2012, June 18/19

MonotypePainting on paper,

100x70 cms.

Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Cairo.

The streets are our's, too!

2012, June 19

MonotypePainting on paper,

70x100 cms.

Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt.

Video:

"Vocalising sexual harassment in Egypt",

incl. the Harassment Exhibition at Darb 1718

in Cairo,

by Al Jazeera English, 3 june 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxYGYl0q4C0

via YouTube

www.paintmyblues.blogspot.com/

End sexual harassment

2012, June 23/24

MonotypePainting on paper,

70x100 cms.

 

Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt.

Logo Nazra: Courtesy of Nazra for

Feminist Studies, Egypt,

www.nazra.org

Visual Artist, painter.

Born in 1953 in Heppenheim /Bergstraße, Germany.

Occupations: typesetter, design-layout, painter

Painting and graphic since 1975.

Solo and group exhibitions since 1983.

Regular artistic projects since 1990.

Workshops with children, young people and adults since 1994.

My artwork includes paintings, drawings, collages, graphics,

on canvas, paper, wood.

About my MonotypePainting

The techniques of Monotype I developed for myself far away from its classical origin.

I found something new while learning the customary procedures of classical monotype and while experimenting with different materials and tools.

So I was able to express myself versatile and much different than I did before.

 

I work with my hands. I do not use machinery, no printing press.

 

Because there is no name in the art-world for this kind of technique,

I call this part of my artwork MonotypePainting.

 

The combination of painting and monotype in my artistic-workingprocess

allows me my largest-ever creative power of expression.

Single exhibitions (Selection)

 

Studiobühne, Fürth/Odw., 2010

Palmyra Publishing House, Heidelberg, 2010

Katholische Studentengemeinde Universität Mainz, 2003

Gallery club parterre, Löfflerhaus, Gotha, 2000

Schloß Kromsdorf, Kromsdorf/Thüringen, 2000

Technical University of Bingen/Rhine, 1998

City Library, Heidelberg, 1997

Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 1994

Cathedral St. Peter, Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1993

Gallery Art Line, Clervaux/Luxemburg, 1993

Museum Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1992, 1997

 

 

 

 

Group exhibitions (Selection)

 

'Despierta el Jaguar dormido'.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador, 26 nov 2014 - jan 2015

'Harassment'. Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2012

Jakobskirche, Weimar, 2002

Gallery Kleines Haus, Staatstheater Mainz, 1999

Gallery in the Cranach-Haus, Weimar, 1998

Rathaus Erfurt, 1998

Gallery Kunsthaus Villa Benary, Erfurt, 1998

Gallery Thurn & Taxis, Michelstadt, 1997

Gallery Ego Art, Mannheim, 1997

Gallery Saper Vivere, Darmstadt, 1996

'Art in black', Museum Michelstadt, 1996

'Gutenberg 2000', Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz, 1995

Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 1995, 1997

Beauner Platz/Stadttheater Bensheim, 1992

 

 

 

 

Artistic works on contract (Selection)

 

- Mainz Poster Poem No. 16, poet: Erich Loest, Germany, (MonotypePainting),

for the City of Mainz, 1998

 

- Mainz Poster Poem No. 15, poet: F. C. Delius, Germany, (MonotypePainting),

for the City of Mainz, 1997

 

- Documentation of the interactive video-installation 'Biperception' by Carvien Shiu,

Hongkong, for the museum of Heppenheim/Bergstraße, (MonotypePaintings), 1997

 

- 250 single MonotypePaintings of a product-logo for Knoll Deutschland GmbH,

Ludwigshafen, 1995-1996

 

- Nine MonotypePaintings for meditation walls, Cathedral St. Peter,

Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1993

 

 

 

 

Common projects

 

' When Syria has spring? '

Claire A. Poinsignon, journaliste, France et Pit Becker, peintre, Allemagne.

2014

http://paintmyblues.blogspot.de/2014/03/when-will-spring-arrive-in-syria.html

 

' Poème et peintures pour la #Syrie '

Claire A. Poinsignon, journaliste, France et Pit Becker, peintre, Allemagne.

2012-2013

http://paintmyblues.blogspot.de/2013/10/poem-and-paintings-for-syria.html

 

 

 

 

 

Projects (Selection)

 

' Amazonia '

MonotypePaintings, drawings, collage, since 2012.

Still in progress.

 

' Under the Skies of Syria '

MonotypePaintings, 2012-2013.

 

' #ENDsh '

MonotypePaintings, June 2012

 

' Only 13 signs - Free Pussy Riot '

MonotypePaintings, collage, drawings, mixed media, 2012.

 

' My Poems Nightblue '

MonotypePaintings, 2011

 

' My Tahrir Diaries '

Drawings, sketches, collage, 2011

 

' The Freedom of Colours '

MonotypePaintings, mixed media, collage, 2011

 

' Inspired by Music '

MonotypePaintings, inspired by Rock, Jazz and World Music, 2010

 

' Amethyst '

MonotypePaintings, 2009

 

' Making space '

MonotypePaintings, 2009

 

' La Tierra '

MonotypePaintings, drawings, 2008-2013.

 

' London '

MonotypePaintings, Acrylic Paintings and drawings, 2008-2011.

 

' Stars of Tradition '

MonotypePaintings, inspired by the album 'Introducing' of the band Etran Finatawa, Niger, 2007.

 

' The Songs of the Stones of Weimar '

Paintings, graphic art, drawings, inspired by the City of Weimar, Germany, 1998-2012.

 

' My Poems to the Sea '

MonotypePaintings and Acrylic Paintings, 1991-2012.

 

' Poetry & Prose '

Paintings, drawings, inspired by works by e.g. Keri Hulme, Virginia Woolf, Pablo Neruda,

Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud. Since 1990.

 

' Cosmopolitan signs '

Paintings, drawings, since 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

Public projects (LIVE)

 

in the technique of monotype, realized at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz:

 

' Is art luxury? '

Variations of the theme in Monotype techniques and public talk, 1998

 

' Mainz Fairytales '

MonotypePainting and design, 1st poster of Mainz Fairytales, 1997.

 

' Poetry & Prose '

MonotypePainting and graphic art, inspired by the novel 'The Bone People' by Keri Hulme

and by ‘Leaves of Grass’ by Walt Whitman, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops (Selection)

 

' Drawing and Painting with children '

in a daycare centre for children

‘An der Modaubrücke’, Darmstadt-Eberstadt, 2007

 

' The technique of monotype '

at the Schuldruck-Zentrum der Pädagogischen Hochschule Ludwigsburg, 1999

 

' Drawing and Painting with young people '

two school-classes from Riesa and Osnabrück, Germany,

at the Gallery in the Cranach-Haus, Weimar, 1999

 

' Drawing and Painting with children '

at the Museum of Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1997-1998

 

' The technique of monotype '

at the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 1994-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Media reviews / Film

 

- Video "Vocalising sexual harassment in Egypt" incl. the Harassment Exhibition

at Darb 1718 in Cairo, Egypt,

by Al Jazeera English, 3 june 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxYGYl0q4C0 via YouTube

 

- Video 'Pit Becker, a portrait of an artist', directed by Mike Schröder, Mainz/Berlin,

realized at Pit Beckers studio in Weinheim/Bergstraße, 1998

 

- Feature in the TV programme 'Thüringen Journal', mdr, exhibition Schloß Kromsdorf, 2000

 

- TV programme 'Kulturcafé', SWR/Rheinland-Pfalz, 1998

 

- Interview, TV programme 'K3', Mainz-Rheinhessen, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

Video Clips

 

- "paintmyblues" https://youtu.be/9txwTpYs9dk

via YouTube. Published 21 may 2017.

© 2017 by Pit Becker paintmyblues. PIT BECKER ARTwork.

All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Participation at Fairs

 

Deco-In Berlin, presented by the gallery Kunsthaus Villa Benary, Erfurt, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Public purchase of artistic works

 

Stadt Mainz . Museum Heppenheim/Bergstraße