Becca Gordon has exhibited works around the United States, France, and Portugal. Growing up with her classical musician parents, she was always surrounded by creatives. This created the groundwork for her interest in improvisation and bold expression through works of art.
Becca is fascinated by the challenges and problem-solving aspects of painting, as both a medium and an action. She enjoys developing the juxtaposition between expressive and premeditated qualities, striving to create a picture plane where dichotomous elements commingle. After earning her B.F.A. in Painting from Southwestern University, Becca now lives and works in Austin.
I'm not particularly outgoing; I'm not very loud. My paintings are in many ways everything I'm not. My work is inspired by the desire to share thoughts, feelings and emotions. I communicate my thoughts through a combination of thick and thin layers of paint to create stories of movement and ideas.
In my oil paintings and collage work, I combine fast layers of expressive brush strokes with carefully thought out graphic lines and geometric patterns that overlap, interact and play with organic abstractions. This brings together the past and the present - connecting past ideas from the Abstract Expressionist movement with more contemporary concepts of textile patterns and graphic design. My process involves numerous layers where I paint, tape, and then paint some more. Sometimes the process feels frantic, at other times I feel meditative and at ease. Ultimately, I'm seeking balance between controlled and spontaneous movements.
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