German artist ECB Hendrik Beikirch just finished this huge mural portrait for this year’s Stad.Wand.Kunst in Manheim, Germany.
Known for his outstanding photorealistic black and white portraits, Beirkich focuses on the meaning of each face he paints which are not only related to specific persons, but also the people and the culture they represent:
“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.”

Most images by Alexander Krziwanie

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Author: Fran

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.