Manfred Beck Arnstein
In the early '90s an artist decides to leave his familiar surroundings in the picturesque Franconia situated in the northern part of Bavaria, Germany. He leaves his secure and successful life as an artist in Arnstein, Würzburg and Stuttgart behind for a new inspiring place called Lanzarote.
He exchanged sweet nature and bourgeois idyll to a radical, unsecure new start on the volcanic island of Lanzarote that he had only known as a tourist. It was the contradictory fascination of the island, the painter Manfred Beck-Arnstein had fallen in love with when he finally moved his center of life to the island in 1995.
Already at his first trip to Lanzarote in 1972 he was fascinated by the primal forces the island has to offer.
He also felt that he had seen enough of the German green in green and needed a drastic change to get a new inspiration for his future artworks.
Manfred Beck-Arnstein felt the gradual change and decided to suspend the elements.