ECB Hendrik Beikirch is now in India where he just finished this beautiful black and white portrait of Gandhi in New Delhi, India the same city where Gandhi was killed 56 years ago.
A lovely portrait of a man who employing nonviolent civil disobedience, led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Beikirch, known for his outstanding photorealistic portraits focuses on the meaning of each face he paints which are not only related to specific figures, but also represent the people and the culture behind them:
“these are portraits that do not try to thwart or break the mood of our cities, but share a silent companion with us. the portraits on the walls represent both the people behind them and those who populate the streets.”
Great work as usual.
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.