2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Robin BeckerTopanga CA USA
Robin Becker My artwork combines my passion for architecture, photography and fibers/textiles. The work has evolved into a large series of photo mix media paintings. The photographs become paintings, the paintings become illusions suggesting rooms and passageways from fragments of memory for contemplation. My photos are diary from my journeys, looking for a path to discover. On the other side of my memory are dreams: A shadow glides into the light. A blurred image creates a sense of narrative. Reflections change the perception of time and space. The journey appears as an unreal moment standing still on the canvas. Each piece is a unique monograph. I use layers of color, imagery and words in wet paint that capture spontaneous thoughts to remember. A window is blown out like a halo, while lines trace a faintly darkened inner room. In other rooms the windows and doorways become portals to unknown territories. Landscapes, gardens and window reflections become vignettes, sanctuaries to retreat into.