We proudly invite you to the first solo exhibition by Fides Becker in our Berlin based gallery.
Fides Becker works and lives in Frankfurt am Main - a town that is influenced not only by 'old money' but also by a disproportionately high share of mostly highly qualified immigrants.
The ambivalence caused by these factors is also apparent in the work of Fides Becker, born 1962. In the past she was occupied by female roles exploring the question of an actual or alleged female emancipation and the ambivalence between a house wife image and an independent female sexuality. Newly she started exploring our current value system that is dissolving and at the same time being reinvented.
Besides the (often autobiographic) 'sexual' works, Fides Becker also paints canvases that show rooms, furniture and lamps from previous epochs appearing as though she's almost longing for its snugness. On one hand Becker is yearning for the ideals of the bourgeois and on the other she questions them. Her objects are not concrete they rather appear moldy, old and dissolving. And exactly when the works of Fides Becker appear exotic and resemble grand illusion-paintings she returns to a human and socio-political reality.
Fides Becker has exhibited in the Kunsthalle Emden and in the art space Dornbirn in Austria. She has also been awarded with several grants amongst others from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the artists-in-residence Schlo▀ Balmoral in Bad Ems. This year Fides Becker has been awarded with the highly reputed grant at CitÚ des Arts in Paris.
In the exhibition both new canvases and watercolours are shown in connection with a couple of works from the past 3 years.