Beverly Acha



City / State: AUSTIN, TX

 Observation and ways of seeing are the starting point for my paintings. Color references atmosphere, time of day, and light in space. Shapes reference landscape, architecture/structures, and embodied experiences.

Abstraction lives in moments of perceptual slippage and in the space between binaries, between knowing and seeing, between experience and memory, and between the real and the imagined. I locate these unstable in-betweens, which resist stasis and being named, in sites of repetition, such as mimesis, echoes, reflections, time, and technology.

My paintings develop intuitively in response to parameters I set. The initial ordering rules allow for chance outcomes and for an improvisational way of painting. It is through these subtle shifts in the structures and systems of repetition that I make a game of looking that reflects the game of its making.