MONIQUE BECKER
SEND NUDES!
From 24th April until 22nd May 2021

Monique’s works present an ongoing exploration of the colour black in contrast to white and grey shades, as well as earth tones. The artist creates poetic large formats in which utter physical commitment and a close engagement with the canvas are required (...) Inherent in the artist's paintings are a high degree of spontaneity as well as a dynamic use of brushes, body parts and colours. It is not uncommon to see relief-like elements in the artist's paintings, highlighted by the full use of her body, but mostly her hands, revealing claws and scratches. The artist brings forth a vibrant festival of colors - black, white, grey, ocher, brown, pale pink, olive green - and inflamed movements that captivate the viewer. The artist is expressing freedom and a joie de vivre by superimposing and the coexistence of paint layers and materials. Monique’s paintings evoke a sensual intensity and are charged with emotions. The artist focuses on herself and her sensations, which are often shaped by her engagement with nature.

ABOUT MONIQUE BECKER

 

Born 1958 in Luxembourg

Lives and works in Luxembourg

 

Studies

2013 - 2015         Akadamie der Bildenden Künste Kolbermoor 

                             Prof. Hermann Nitsch

2015 - 2017         Akademie der Bildenden Künste Kolbermoor

                             Prof. Markus Lüpertz

2017 - 2020        Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Kolbermoor

                       Prof. Siegfried Anzinger (Short Courses)

Selected exhibitions

 

2021            SEND NUDES!, Solo Show, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg

2020            Luxembourg Art Week, Valerius Gallery Booth, Luxembourg

2020            Salon du CAL, Luxembourg

2020            Group show, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg

2019             NAKED IN THE DARK, Solo show, Hesper Kierch, Luxembourg

2019            Salon du CAL, Luxembourg

2019            Group Show, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg

2019            Galerie Schlassgoart, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2018            Salon du CAL, Luxembourg

2018            MONIQUE BECKER, Solo show, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg

2017            Salon du CAL, Luxembourg            

2017            Opening show, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg

2017            Galerie Anarkia, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017            Abschlussausstellung von Prof. Lüpertz, Kolbermoor, Germany

2017            9e Biennale d’art contemporain, Strassen, Luxembourg

2016            New Jorg Gallery, Kalmthout, Belgium

2016            Galerie, Kunst am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany

2016            Abschlussausstellung von Prof. Hermann Nitsch, Kolbermoor, Germany

 

Projects & Installations

 

2020            Bâtiment 4, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2020            Fuelbox IV, Group show, Howald, Luxembourg

2019            Aal-Esch, Collective Exhibition, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2018            LANKELS, Collective Exhibition, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2017            UECHT, Collective Exhibition, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2016            ZAEPERT, Collective Exhibition, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg