Alex Becerra

Gallery Affiliations: ltd los angeles, Levy.Delval, Shane Campbell Gallery

Region: Pacific Coast

Becerra’s drawings and paintings tend toward abstraction and repetition. Controlling every inch of his surface and manipulating his images, Becerra activates the picture plane by dipping into the past or present to make organic connections to the surrounding culture. His work allows for contradictions to exist in the same space, not lending themselves to easy resolution. Becerra uses humor in his art practice because it allows him to escape the dayto- day struggle and to explore the potentials of painting and the limits of materiality. Becerra uses simple, economical materials to provide the viewer with access rather than to intimidate.