His minimalist approach has caught our eye, and knowing that one of our favorite art gallery represents him, we had to look into this artist. Bobby Becker is a young photographer from Tennessee who has studied photography and sculpture at the Belmont University. His “History” series features himself as a set piece, where he places himself inside of minimal scenes in hopes to spark heavily emotional scenarios.
Translating more so into “His-story”, the series illustrates his story and “the significance of an individual’s take on the (past) events”. Acting as an anonymous character, he is seen to be “trapped within psychological walls”, which makes his works remind us of JeeYoung Lee. The difference is though, instead of presenting the audience with a compellingly full set, he strips it all down into a clean palette so that complicated memories can be unfold.
“Becker examines the legacy of abuse in a familial context, whether it be psychological, sexual or emotional”, which explains the often covered head. Whether it represents an alter-ego of the artist or “an archetype of the patriarchal figure of the household through the generations”, all his works are filled with a strong sense of theater and emotions, making them into great photographs can also be seen as the visual representation of the concept of moral distress.