You are here

ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Ed Becker

Ed Becker

translate

Artist Work

Redacted Artfully
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
36h x 36w
Marry Me Madrid
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
60h x 48x
Cowboy Rust
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
36h x 36q
The Innocents
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
48x48
Inside the Yes Machine
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
48x48
No Day at the Beach
Acrylic on Canvas
24x24

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.