Christopher Beikmann is a professional digital and mixed media artist from Colorado, USA.
His digital artwork often blends photo collage techniques with hand illustration. His large scale mixed media canvases further blend modern technology like sublimation and giclee reproduction with traditional materials like hand painting, embroidery, glass and woodwork. His finished pieces are highly detailed and textured with an emphasis on spiritual and botanical themes. Beikmann’s artwork has been licensed internationally for use on device accessories, home decor, cards and gifts. His complex and colourful works have been featured internationally in television, magazines and US galleries including an installation at the MGM Las Vegas casino and resort.
"The creation of artwork is at the core of my being. Artwork is my religion. I consider myself a very spiritual person, but not bound to any one specific belief system. My current creations are a reflection of my fascination for ancient cultural motifs merged with an inherited love for all things botanical. I have travelled extensively across Asia, Central and South America. Each trip was an opportunity to gather thousands of photographs; from textures and plants to statuary and temples. It is with these images that I compose my artwork, carefully blending the layers of photography with hand illustration and digital painting techniques. The end result creates art that is distinctly modern, yet rooted in nature and ancient tradition.”
Beikmann graduated with a BBA in advertising and minor in fine art from Western Michigan University. After graduation, he worked for global ad agencies JWT and Y&R working on digital media campaigns for Ford Motor Company. In 2012 Beikmann left the advertising industry to focus on his artwork full time. His artwork has been licensed internationally for use on accessories, interior decor, cards and gifts. His complex and colourful works have been featured internationally in television, magazines and US galleries including an installation at the MGM Las Vegas resort.
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