The fresco is located in Evry, in Grand Paris Sud, in the Pyramids district. The work is on the side of a 25 meters building and it took 7 days for ECB to complete.
After his project “Tracing Morocco” with Moroccans, Hendrik BEIKRICH began a new project on Siberians who live on the shore of Lake Baikal. DARYA is an 83 year old woman who lives in a tiny village (5 houses).
Of course it is essential for the artist to understand where a person comes from, however the most important thing is to know who that person really is. This is why Hendrik paints only people he met and with whom he took the time to live several days, to better understand them and appreciate them.
The history of a country is always easier to understand through its people, their lives and their faces.
There are no societies without the elders. Therefore we do need to not be afraid to put them forward and pay tribute to them. The German artist likes to paint people of a certain age. Far from Photoshop and the smooth portraits that advertising offers us, these faces have things to tell. Many things!
As part of this new project, the artist will make 11 frescoes to the four corners of the world: Russia, Germany, United States, Italy, Pakistan, Greece, Netherlands, South Korea, … And of course France, and especially Evry.