Andrea Becker

Andrea Becker "Dear Carcass" Watercolor, 18"x14"

Andrea Becker "Look Closely III" Watercolor, 14"x18"

Andrea Becker "Missed" Watercolor, 14"x18"

Artist Bio:

I was raised in Austria, and had the privilege to grow up in the midst of a mountainous landscape between the Austrian and Swiss Alps. I arrived in the United States in 2001, studied Fine Arts at SUNY Plattsburgh, and I earned a BFA in 2007. I am currently working toward a Master’s degree in Counseling and Community Psychology at the Sage Colleges in Troy/Albany, NY

Deterioration Statement:

My main drive as an artist is discovering beauty and mystery in the tiniest details and mundane objects that most people would ignore. I enjoy constructing still lives that border on abstraction. I create most of my works by looking at objects in enlarged form. I paint traditional subjects but they are unrecognizable as such in the final stage of the work. Although I work from observation, I am constantly walking the line between the recognizable and abstracted reality. When I create work I may be inspired by dried up leaves on the edge of disintegration or by a crumbling human statue. The content lies somewhere between the lines of color, the way I handle the medium and the imagery I choose to paint. I am often more attracted to objects or places that are fragile, decaying or abandoned. Perhaps a different dimension of truth can be found by examining the relics of natural life and civilization. Discovering meaning in objects that are commonly seen as useless animates me.

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