François Besch

Visitors looking at the triptych 'steigender meeresspiegel I-III' (Cybercities series) at the booth of François Besch during the 25th edition of Huntenkunst in Ulft (NL) in may 2017
Visitors looking at the triptych 'steigender meeresspiegel I-III' (Cybercities series) at the booth of François Besch during the 25th edition of Huntenkunst in Ulft (NL) in may 2017

'De Luxemburgers komen'

'De Luxemburgers komen'. This is the title of an actual exhibtion at the Galerie bij den Boeken in Ulft (NL). François Besch shows some street life impressions from Luxembourg-City, realized in the years 2011-2017 with the Hipstamatic app for iPhones. 
Other participating artists are Carine Kraus, Jean-Claude Berens, Luc Ewen, Nathalie Noé Adam and Marie-Pierre Speltz.

The exhibition runs until june 25 and is open to the public from mondays through fridays from 10 am - 6 pm.


Photography

François Besch's photographic work is complex and multi-faceted. In his nature and landscape shots, his primary interest is in conveying feelings or moods, creating visual poetry. François Besch has also applied himself to portrait, street and experimental photography since the 1980s.
In march 2017 the artist was awarded the 'Monika von Boch-Price for Photography'.

Phoneography

As a pioneer of art phoneography, the artist hosted the first solo show in Europe in which all the photographs had been created using an iPhone already in 2011. Five mushroom portraits of François Besch were the first smartphone pictures to be used for an official postal stamps issue in 2013. 

Object Art

François Besch began his artistic career already as an adolescent.  He participated in national and international exhibitions through the late 1970s and the 1980s before turning toward art photography. Today, he is combining photography, painting and sculpture to create a unique kind of art.



Other Work

motherly love | luxembourg, 01.04.2017  (series: 'street phoneography 2017')
motherly love | luxembourg, 01.04.2017 (series: 'street phoneography 2017')
'einblick III' (series: 'von der ätsthetik der zerstörung', 2016, digital pigment print on alu-dibond/acryl, edition of 9)
'einblick III' (series: 'von der ätsthetik der zerstörung', 2016, digital pigment print on alu-dibond/acryl, edition of 9)
'eine gute tante', 2016 (wall object, wood, pigments, computer parts, tin, enamel sign)
'eine gute tante', 2016 (wall object, wood, pigments, computer parts, tin, enamel sign)
'cybercities, the deluge', 2013 (digital pigment print on alu-dibond, 120 x 80 cm, edition of 9) courtesy by the 'centre national de l'audiovisuel luxembourg' (cna)
'cybercities, the deluge', 2013 (digital pigment print on alu-dibond, 120 x 80 cm, edition of 9) courtesy by the 'centre national de l'audiovisuel luxembourg' (cna)
triptych 'rural vs. urban', 2014 (edition of 9, each work 80 x 80 cm, digital pigment print, alu-dibond, acrylic glass)
triptych 'rural vs. urban', 2014 (edition of 9, each work 80 x 80 cm, digital pigment print, alu-dibond, acrylic glass)