Alex Becerra USA, b. 1989
group showMichel Auder, Alex Becerra, Ida Ekblad, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Fleury, Pamela Rosenkranz, Daniel Spoerri, Urban Zellweger 16 Nov - 19 Dec 2020 Weststrasse 70, Zurich, CH
Alex BecerraLa Nueva Onda 13 Sep - 16 Nov 2019 Karma International, Los Angeles, USA
Group showFUN HANG 6 Jul - 10 Aug 2019 Karma International, Los Angeles, USA
Alex Becerra, Poy Born, Nick Farhi, Kim Fuck, Kezia Harrell, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Rachelle Sawatsky
Alex BecerraSome Drawings and Paintings 13 Apr - 19 May 2018 Weststrasse 75, Zurich, CH
Group showHot Mess
20 Apr - 20 May 2017 Karma International, Zurich, CH
Alex Becerra (b. 1989, Piru, California, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles. Working in painting, drawing, and sculpture, he explores the way we view modernity, often chopped up into bits and sliced together.
Rooted in the deep history of Modern European painting, specifically influenced by German Neo-Expressionism, Becerra has an unparalleled ability in maneuvering oil paint as he layers it on in thick, sweeping lines of impasto raised inches off the canvas. His thoughtful compositions incorporate all classical types of painting from self-portraiture and the female nude to still life and genre scenes, all dotted with recurring context-specific objects like beer bottles and car rims.
Seemingly quotidian, these symbols carry personal significance relating to his adolescence in Southern California and subsequent entrance into the international world of art. In this way, Becerra’s highly referential work bears a distinct aesthetic and energetic vibrancy unique to the artist.