2011 - 2012 Fine Print Program
© Jeffrey Becom 2008. All Rights Reserved.
Image Title: Tin Awning, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (from "Painted Shadows")
Image Size: 8x10 inch film-based image printed on 16x20 Hahnemuhle German etching paper
Edition of: 45
Medium: Signed and numbered Limited Edition Pigment Ink Print
Price (includes tax and shipping*): $250
* Free shipping included with any print purchase. (Offer limited to prints shipped within the USA)
About The Work
Jeffrey Becom's artistic sensibilities stand squarely in the colorist realm, and his camera is always aimed at painted architecture. For over three decades he has found inspiration in ever-more remote villages around the globe where ritual-bound people communicate their history,
geography and beliefs through painted color. "It was only a matter of time before I turned my lens to the subcontinent of Asia," says Becom. "After all, India is synonymous with brilliant colors, myriad faiths and some of the earliest societies on earth. Color and religious devotion
profoundly envelop Indian life on all levels and in every arena. Each image in my series of 'painted shadows' unveils a momentary glimpse, a chromatic mirage."
About the Artist
Jeffrey Becom comes to his art as a photographer and painter with formal training as an architect. These three distinct pursuits narrowed his focus and ignite one passion: painted walls. The traditional façades of vernacular architecture from India and Italy to Mexico, El Salvador
and Ecuador offer Becom subject and palette to derive his signature compositions while he, in turn, documents the history, significance and power of the painted colors. "I record cultures through their built environments," explains Becom, "and celebrate ingenious creative
expressions in the paint found on time-worn walls for shelter, burial and worship." Becom's lush, painterly architectural imagery has been included in over one hundred exhibitions, featured in a BBC film entitled "For the Colors," and collected in two award-winning books,
Mediterranean Color and Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica (Abbeville Press, 1990 and 1997). His work is represented by nine fine art photography galleries across the country and is part of private, corporate and museum collections worldwide.
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