Bianca Beck, Untitled, 2020.
Painted fiberglass and steel. 160 H x 65 x 68"
Bianca Beck was born in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio. Beck is an artist whose work begins with the body — from the imagined internal spaces of veins and organs to the dynamics of identity and expression. In this work, the artist's first large scale outdoor work, she considered the expansion of the individual in relation to collectivity, creativity, and partnership. This work evokes a single colossal figure, as though the human scale has been psychically amplified by its potential, love, pride, and power to connect. Writer David Everitt Howe (Art in America, February 2019) described Beck's sculptures as "nightlife denizens . . . ab-ex washy, bearing fluorescent doodles and brushstrokes and frenetic striations of color, like de Koonings rendered 3D with swagger and attitude."
Courtesy of the Artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York