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Ed Becker

Ed Becker

Artist Work

The Party is Over
2016
Acrylic on canvas
60h x 48w inches
Love, IRL
2016
Acrylic on canvas
48h x 36w inches
Cowboy Rust
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
36h x 36q
Redacted Artfully
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
36h x 36w
Marry Me Madrid
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
60h x 48x
House of Blues
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36h x 36w inches

Artist Information

County
Frederick County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work involves the process of simultaneous construction and deconstruction of patterns, shapes, and puzzles -- typically over a period of time, sometimes a day, a week, or occasionally a year. I gather inspiration from any number of sources around me. Current events, music from or near the belly of rock and roll, or books of fiction can all inspire. I have written a number of short stories and read voraciously. Once a canvas is selected, the paint flows in one direction, then another. I experiment with depth, building layers over time. All surprises are welcome here. Discipline knocks at the door and delivers the final word: Stop. I prefer the knife over the brush; the large over the small. Years of painting has led me to abstract expressionism. Artists such as Kline, Motherwell, and de Kooning offer a springboard into my exploration.