Newsletter Sign up

Galerie Les filles du Calvaire

John
Beech

More infos
John Beech, Repared Sheet #01 (Vitry), 2016

John Beech, Repared Sheet #01 (Vitry), 2016

John Beech, Repared Sheet #01 (Vitry), 2016John Beech, Photo-Print (St. Jakobstrasse, Basel), 2016John Beech, Photo-Print (West Broadway, NY), 2016John Beech, Photo-Painting (Wooster Street, NY), 2016John Beech, Photo-Painting (Park Avenue, Brooklyn), 2016John Beech, Photo-Painting (9th Street, Brooklyn), 2016John Beech, Photo-Print (Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn), 2016John Beech, Photo-Print #01, 2015John Beech, Photo-Print #02, 2015John Beech, Photo-Print #19, 2015John Beech, Photo-Print #20, 2015John Beech, Photo-Print #21, 2015John Beech, Large Dumpster Drawing 10, 2000John Beech, Large Dumpster Drawing 11, 2000

John Beech

Born in 1964 in Winchester, England

Using the humblest of materials, from car floor mats to raw plywood, Beech creates objects that are at the same time rough-hewn and elegant, intricately designed and straightforward, dead serious and subtly humorous. His work straddles the categories of painting and sculpture. Beech is interested in “the object quality of things.” He is interested in letting the form and materials demonstrate themselves. Another important element in Beech’s work is his choice of materials. “I’m interested in fusing the visual vocabulary of utility and abstract art,” he says. Ordinary objects such as dumpsters and patched subway platforms catch his eye and provide the basis for nuanced works of art. He acknowledges the influence of contemporary masters such as Donald Judd, but sees his own aesthetic as “street level” and engaged, as opposed to the polish and detachment of many reductionists.

Works on Paper 1984-2017

Works on Paper 1984-2017

John Beech

Marcus Verhagen

2017

ISBN : 978-3-95476-204-0

In this overview of works on paper John Beech (born 1964, Great Britain, lives and works in New York) offers the viewer a thorough examination of a rich and varied body of drawings and monotype prints. Most of these works have previously never been seen outside the artist’s studio. Beech is known for his sculpture that merges everyday building materials with an off-kilter minimalist tendency. Concurrently he has focused on drawing and printing, on a range of two-dimensional materials, from basic white drawing paper to photographs and found packaging card. The results from an over thirty-year time period are presented in this book. They demonstrate an investigation of the materials and methods of drawing, often highlighting marks and forms that remain abstract while retaining clear individual specificity. These are works of art that are largely uncovered during their own making, not based on preconceived notions of intent.

Edition Gestalten

John Beech

John Beech

John Beech

Kenneth Baker

2015

ISBN : 978-3-95476-094-1

The British artist John Beech (b. Winchester, UK, 1964; lives and works in New York) transforms the stuff of ordinary life into aesthetic objects. His approach, which he has described as “everyday reductionist,” is recognizably inspired by minimal art, with reminiscences of Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. The British artist John Beech (b. Winchester, UK, 1964; lives and works in New York) transforms the stuff of ordinary life into aesthetic objects. His approach, which he has described as “everyday reductionist,” is recognizably inspired by minimal art, with reminiscences of Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. Beech combines found or recycled materials in simple geometric shapes to make unusual aesthetic objects. Working with building supplies, insulation materials, and other mundane staples, he creates strikingly inventive art that occupies the intersection between painting and sculpture. With a great sense of humor and a keen eye for irony, the artist toys with the beholder’s visual habits and throws curious details into sharp relief. The book presents John Beech’s most recent works and offers an overview of his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photographs from the past twenty-five years.

Edition Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Germany / Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Lone Rail

Lone Rail

John Beech

Steel Stillman

2014

ISBN : 9780971294936

A portfolio of 13 lithographic prints and 6 individual lithographic prints.

Edition Arber & Son

Bridged Field

Bridged Field

John Beech

Alexander Nagel

2014

ISBN : 978-1576876916

Artist John Beech is known for his innovative transformations of the seemingly mundane into startling works of originality. Proficient in several different mediums, in Bridged Field: Found-Photo Drawings he focuses on self-manipulated photographs. Since 2007 he has collected over 600 found photographs and applied his singular touch to each, letting the patterns and textures within the photograph become the grounds upon which he creates entirely new works of mysterious beauty. Presented here are 92 such pieces.

Notable for their range of materials (oil enamel, vinyl paint, ink, pencil, and marker pen), the drawings display a diversity of methods to apply marks directly onto the surface of the prints, in some cases predominantly covering the photographic information, in others emphasizing and punctuating visible elements in the photograph. Deliberate paint passages often exist alongside accidental marks or gestures and incidental imagery may come to the forefront when the primary subject of the photograph has been obscured.

Edition powerHouse Books

IT IS - John Beech Photographs 1984–2013

IT IS - John Beech Photographs 1984–2013

John Beech

2013

160 color and black-and-white photographs.

 

Edition Harrison Place Press

The Space Surrounding

The Space Surrounding

John Beech

2012

ISBN : 9780935875294

31 collages and 17 black-and-white photographs (all works made while traveling in India).

Edition Peter Blum

Door to the Window

Door to the Window

John Beech

Michael Babics

2012

ISBN : 9783033032637

Catalogue d’exposition.

Edition Haus der Kunst St. Josef

Obscure / Reveal

Obscure / Reveal

John Beech

Edward Albee

2008

ISBN : 978-0935875232

40 Drawings on photographs.

Edition Peter Blum

Works 1989-2004

Works 1989-2004

John Beech

Gabriele Kübler

2005

ISBN : 978-8890145766

John Beech

John Beech

John Beech

Interview by Alexander Nagel

2000

An overview of recent sculpture and drawing.

Edition Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco / Stark Gallery, New York

  • Opening John Beech - Silent Articles

    Wherevent, octobre 2017

    Download
  • John Beech - Galerie Les filles du calvaire

    Slash, septembre 2016

    Download
  • John Beech. Object in Place

    Art Absolument, septembre 2016

    Download
  • John Beech at Elizabeth Leach, Portland

    Artwrit, juillet 2011

    Download