59 x 42 cm | 21 x 15 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"The title of these works is “Children of Megaphone”. They refer to Joseph Goebbels family. He served as a minister of proppaganda for the Nazi German goverment in the Third Reich. People called him a “MEGAPHONE”. In this paintings, I am reflecting not only on the past, but also I am trying to see the other human side of Goebbels. It is hard to see the circumstances and forget the eveil in it, but at the end he was also a father. I am not sure where is the main focus of this painting – whether is is history or children of history."
We discovered Bartosz Beda at his BA degree show at Manchester School of Art in 2011. He immediately attracted an avid collector base and on more than one occasion his work sold out completely. A series of accolades ensued – inclusion in 2012’s Catlin Art Guide for the most promising emerging artists in the UK. He soon progressed on to a Masters program at Manchester and was then short-listed for the Title Art Prize, the Door Prize, and Saatchi New Sensations 2012. Beda won the esteemed Towry Award for the Best of North of England in 2012. Also in 2012 he was awarded a six-month scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany (the same residency that Gerhard Richter was awarded early in his career). Beda has held solo exhibitions in Madrid, Colombia, and Manchester.