Becky Beasley is a Contemporary artist born in 1975 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Her works have often dealt with minimal, existential conditions within small, closed environments, the space of a room, a book, a box, presenting them as banal theatres of the human condition. She earned MFA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2002, and BA in Fine Art/Art History from Goldsmiths College, London in 1999.
While Beasley’s primary media are photography and sculpture, her work is deeply informed by a relationship to language. Aesthetically she engages in a questioning of the relations between hand-made, often wooden, objects and their (re-)presentation as photographs, in which her objects are regularly the subject. Her subject matter is composed of the personal and art historical, often mediated through literary references. Her sculptures have been described as “mental objects”, and this intended double meaning ideally suits the precise and playful use of conceptual strategies embedded within intensely assembled objects.
Her works perform an incessant questioning of the relations between images and pictorial representations. They are concerned with the Everyday and yet remain resistant to the insistences and limitations of its language.
Becky Beasley has exhibited in London, Paris, Milan, Antwerp, Athens and Amsterdam, among others. Her work was included in The Malady of Writing at MACBA, Barcelona, 2009, Word Event at Kunsthalle Basel, 2008, and Slow Movement or: Half and Whole at Kunsthalle Bern, 2009. She is represented by Laura Bartlett Gallery, London and Francesca Minini, Milan.