David Becker

Photo-based Art

Artist's Statement

I am a minimalist in both my life and my art.  I am also visually impaired.  Everything I see is slightly out-of-focus, often rendering detail invisible.  This has influenced my art by imposing a simplicity that results in a mostly abstract, minimalist aesthetic.

In representational photography, the image is a record of the subject being photographed.  In minimalist photography, the image itself is the object of interest, rather than the subject matter being depicted.  The images usually have a highly graphic quality, often with an emphasis on geometric forms and contrast.  The object or scene being photographed is sometimes shot in a way that abstracts it so it is no longer recognizable.  These images encourage viewers to interpret and understand them differently from representational images.

Through minimalism, I try to encourage people to notice the patterns, shapes and colours that surround them, and thus enrich their lives through a new visual awareness.

I have exhibited my work in both solo and group shows in Canada, the United States and Europe.  My works hang in both private and public collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand.

Website:    www.dbeckerstudio.com