Art Crush: Bernhard Handick

Some of the most exhilarating images are those that blend different mediums together, seducing and exciting the spectator all at once. Bernhard Handick, a German artist and founder & art director of Shoutout Magazine, creates a dark undercurrent throughout his work by altering photographs with a skilled mixed media technique.

Music acts as a main source of inspiration in Handick’s work, as he believes that “every image has a sound”. From an originally muted nude portrait that’s been pixelated and doused with glitter to a stunning black and white image that is drenched with dark smoke, Bernhard Handick provokes multiple human senses within each one of his art pieces.

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“My self understanding as an artist is not that I produce artwork which is completed after my process of creation. Rather, the spectator is the one who finishes the work in the particular way in which he interprets it – in this sense, he is the one to add the final brushstroke.”

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Below are more beautiful images from Handick’s exhibit, displayed at the online art gallery Hauser until March 2nd.

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