Matthias Beckmann

Matthias Beckmann

Matthias Beckmann (Germany) – „Double World“, 2011, 8:00

„Double World“ is made from more than 6000 free-hand drawings. Two parallel lines separate both sides of the double world.
Most diverse protagonists appear in the film’s episodes, that are separated by curious anagrams of the author’s name and the film title: amongst others an old Citroën, a fly flap, a teapot, a frog, Mary and the Angel, a boxer, a little boy in the land of mushrooms, Utamaro’s Japanese beauties, a knife, a sausage, a collision of veteran cars, a herd of pigs and finally a clumsy dinosaur tearing down the lines of the double world.

Matthias Beckmann
1965 born in Arnsberg, lives in Berlin
1984-90 studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1989 master degree
1990-92 studies at Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
1992-94 lecturer for drawing at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund
2000/01 lecturer for graphics at the University Dortmund
2001-02 guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

animated films:
2008 „No Tricks“, 14:13 minutes // 2011 „Double World“, 8 minutes // 2013 „Atlas of Anatomy“, 4 minutes

works in collections:
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Bremen, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Teylors Museum, Haarlem, NL
Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal