Beck ex­hibit ex­tended at Beaulne

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The Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to an­nounce that the ex­hi­bi­tion “Polyp­tyques” by the artist Erik Beck is ex­tended un­til the 6th of March 2016. For over thirty years the artist Erik Beck has been in­ter­ested in the phe­nomenol­ogy of chance and er­ror in pho­tog­ra­phy. Though, re­cently, his fo­cus has been on cre­at­ing and as­sem­bling “polyp­tyques” where he tries to re­lease a new se­man­tic di­a­logue and new graph­ics which would em­anate from th­ese ran­dom pair­ings. There­fore, he de­cided to de­velop two se­ries of dip­ty­chs and trip­ty­chs.

The “modus operandi” of Erik Beck is to tran­scend the con­tem­pla­tive im­per­cep­ti­ble, find­ing ur­ban de­tails of­ten hid­den, show­ing them on can­vas and show­cas­ing mi­cro­cosms which are of­ten fre­quented, but of­ten over­looked. He uses the vir­tual ab­sence and lim­i­ta­tions of dig­i­tal by care­fully map­ping each cho­sen sub­ject, thus shap­ing a com­pre­hen­sive im­age bank in which he may draw from to man­u­fac­ture his “polyp­tyques”.

Af­ter a child­hood where his cre­ativ­ity is ex­pressed through mu­sic, Erik Beck pur­sued his stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Con­cor­dia in pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­ture. Ac­tive in cinema and ra­dio, he will be­come a song­writer, ac­tor and di­rec­tor and will also do sev­eral sound in­stal­la­tions and per­for­mances.

Hav­ing learned with ana­log pho­tog­ra­phy, where the process was slow and lim­ited Beck de­cided to build his own vis­ual lan­guage with which he still works to­day. Al­ways ea­ger to transgress es­tab­lished codes, it is nat­u­ral for him to turn to mo­bile pho­tog­ra­phy, this new medium in full swing and in the process of recog­ni­tion in sev­eral in­sti­tu­tions in vis­ual arts.

Beck made sev­eral solo ex­hi­bi­tions and par­tic­i­pated as well in group ex­hi­bi­tions in New York, San Fran­cisco, Ber­lin, Mon­treal and Sher­brooke. He is a found­ing mem­ber of the group “Mou­ve­ment Art Mo­bile” (MAM).

The Polyp­tyques ex­hibit at the Beaulne “tran­scends the im­per­cep­ti­ble”.

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