For this year’s exhibition, I am excited to be making work in response to a Harry Becker piece. I am looking forward to taking up the story, exploring Becker’s composition as a start point.
Due to poverty, he had to reuse old canvas and scraps of paper. In my collage work, I try to save and reuse papers, so here is a connection to Becker that I will exploit.
Harry Becker documented the Suffolk farming landscape, at the turn of the 20th Century, showing the toil and graft of (soon to change) rural life. His mark-making, conveys an admirable familiarity with his subject, while the composition of most pieces shows a strong knowledge of how to construct a painting.