Gregor Becker, after experiencing the traditional painting techniques, dissatisfied with the relationship between the "language" and the transmitted "message", invents a new way to express his art at the fullest. It is a personal technique in which "weaves" of hand-colored paper treated with resin are placed on a specially prepared support and placed side by side into cloisons filled of resin or glass.
The final work is mainly influenced by the light of the ambient and by the viewer's point of view. In fact, on varying the light, the image of the observer’s changes. Thanks to the layout, the size and the lacquer of the paper weaves, playing with the light created by resin and glass surfaces the artwork is in continuous movement.
The mechanism of vision and perception, the threshold between reality and fiction, are the basis of Becker’s research whose goal is to provide meditation on the glace, the feeling and the continuous changement in mankind.
Insisting with an extreme handwork together with the use of titles in various languages, attests his impatience with "stuck" languages of technology or tradition. Getting rid of common and approved codes for empathic worldwide communication is a necessity and the reason which makes Becker create art.
His works are fragments of sensations, perceived and experienced as a deeper "parallel" world, more real than reality; on capturing a still image image it becomes a kind of "signal" for who wishes to follow it.
We sense, in his work, the echo of the historical Avant-Garde, especially the Bauhaus research on the effects of light and movement and Surrealism by the image's ability to break the logical chains of thought in favor of imagination potentiality of unconscious, but also a kinetic art reflection of the second postwar period when the role of the user is fundamental.
(Mara Righini - art historian)
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