'Of Beetles and Bugs'

the project

The ephemeral art project ''Uecht 2017' (may 5 - 21, 2017), an important Group Show by 'CUEVA' - was located in a former Volkswagen-garage.  So I realized an installation in respecting the history of the place. The location suggested itself to play around with the Volkswagen brand. And which car would represent that brand name better than the legendary 'Beetle'?

The idea to 'Of Beetles and Bugs' was born in february 2017. I picked an office room in the administrative part of the large building and converted it, step by step, into a mystical mixed up space in which reality and dreams - sometimes nightmarish - were awaiting the visitors.

 

Those  were confronted, in a manner of speaking, with a quite kafkaesque situation ...

details

'caution - don't walk on the bugs'

mosquito net, wood, steel, driftwood,

musket balls, plastic bugs, fineartprint on canvas,

acrylics, pigments, woodchips

230 x 230 x 230 cm - (private collection)


left: 'for gregor samsa', mixed techniques, triptych, different dimensions – (private collection)

right: 'floating apple got bugs', 15 uniques, fineartprint, acrylics, pigments, each 20 x 30 cm – 180 euro per piece (only a few left)


left:  'bugs cimetery', fineart prints on canvas & on canson paper, acrylics, pigments, 40 x 60 cm – 350 euro

 

right: 'bug over beetle', fineartprint on canvas, pigments, acrylics,  40 x 120 cm - 750 euro


left: 'of beetles and bugs', fineart print on canvas, acrylics, pigments,
40 x 160 cm – 750 euro

 

middle: 'lonely bug on a new beetle's roof', fineart print on canvas,
60 x 60 cm, edition 45 – 210 euro


right: 'beetle attacked by three bugs – embossed version', fineart print on 
canvas, 60 x 60 cm, edition 45 – 210 euro


left: 'each ending is a new beginning', fineart print on canson paper, canvas, pigments, acrylics, plastic bug, wooden case, 15 x 40 x 10 cm – (private collection)


right: 'beetle's got an accident', fineart print on canson paper, acrylics, pigments, wood, 30 x 40 cm – 320 euro


'beetle's in the news', fineart print on canvas,

 60 x 40 cm, edition 45 – 180 euro


left: 'a beetle's heart', fineart print on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, edition 45 – 240 euro


right: 'apple's got bugs too', fineart print on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, edition 45 – 210 euro


left: 'a beetle's nightmare', fineart print on canvas, acrylics, pigments, china ink, wood, 30 x 40 cm –

250 euro


right: 'bugs cimetery', fineart prints on canvas & on canson paper, acrylics, pigments, 40 x 60 cm –

250 euro


left: 'beetle attacked by three bugs – antique version', fineart print on canvas,

60 x 60 cm, edition 45 – 210 euro

 

right: 'deepfrozen electrical resistance banana over beetle over crucified bug', photograph, canvas, bug, pigments, acrylics, wood,

15 x 40 x 6 cm – 220 euro


'all exits are final'
rope, plastic bug, acrylics, pigments
different dimensions
(private collection)


sculpture: 'paul wearing a beetle helmet', wood, die cast beetle model, acrylics, pigments, ca. 60 x 30 x 30 cm - (private collection)

 

'self with bugmouth'
fineart print on canvas, acrylics, pigments

40 x 60 cm - (private collection)

 


'a beetle's polaroid mugshot series'
signed photo-poster on high quality paper, din a3

(not available any more)


'uecht 17: of beetles and bugs'

 

magnetic button with integrated

bottle opener, Ø 56 mm, edition 150 - 10 euro
hurry up: only a few left!


Contact: francois@besch.lu | tel.: (+352) 691 41 52 64