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Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Francois Dischinger.

Alex Becerra

Born in 1989, Piru, United States

Lives and works in Inglewood, United States

Overview

Working across painting, sculpture and performance, Alex Becerra’s practice emits an irresistible sense of unbridled pleasure. His series Descarga Heavy (Spanish slang for a jam session), encapsulates this sense of release. Becerra playfully meshes oils and acrylics, creating these texturally rich, almost glutenous paintings. Riffing as a jazz musician would between scales, keys and melodies, Becerra draws on divergent art historical influences, his Mexican American heritage, and habitual scenes...Read more