Saul Becker, ‘Coastal Motif’, 2010, Horton Gallery

About Saul Becker

Saul Becker’s paintings are created both from memory and photographic documentation, a combination of objective and subjective resulting in works that are paradoxically impressionistic and photorealistic. His seascapes and abandoned, post-apocalyptic landscapes mix areas of heightened, tight detail with expansive, illusory space: a blurry horizon might extend from a hyperrealist foreground, or vice versa. Becker’s spaces are laden with mysticism and darkness, as if seen, as one critic has described it, “through the eyes of the last man on earth.”

American, b. 1975, Tacoma, WA, United States, based in Burien, WA, United States

Solo Shows

2010
New York, NY, USA,
Newfoundland
2009
New York,
Vistas and Vacant Lots

Group Shows

2012
The Horticultural Society of New York, 
New York, NY, USA,
Saul Becker & Stephen Vitello: Field Recordings
2010
Socrates Sculpture Park, 
Long Island City, Queens, NY, USA,
Spring Exhibition
2006
Kirkland Arts Center, 
Kirkland, WA, USA,
Release and Capture: Contemporary Paper Works
2006
California Institute of the Arts, 
Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Sweet Substitute
2004
Tacoma Art Museum, 
Tacoma, WA, USA,
Northwest Biennial