In 1976, after his first exhibition at the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, he began a series of explorations of natural landscape, to depict the manner in which the rivers are becoming polluted and the devastation of the land, influenced by Land Art movement of the time, marking the introduction of the movement in Venezuela.
Milton Becerra offers a balance between the modern civilization and the most primitive and ancestral elements of the human culture. He is well known for his aerial installations, where ropes and stones intertwine to form large structures.
In 1980, Becerra moved to Paris, where he still works and resides. His work is represented in numerous museums, foundations, and private collections internationally.
" Drawing Now Paris," a series of Masks, Becerra's solo show will be on view at The Carrousel du Louvre March 25-28.
Forcefully reviving the old figures of Indian gods inhabiting the banks of Orinoco, Venezuela, Milton Becerra's drawings are not, strictly speaking, mere works of art, they are also here to provide a spiritual force.
Serie Copiar Cortar
Phacelia Tanacetifolia, 2004, Drawing on paper
Untitled, 2002, Drawing on paper and cotton fibers
Turtle, 2002, Drawing on paper and cotton fibers
Mujer I, 2003
Mujer IV, 2003
Mujer V, 2003, Drawing on paper and cotton fibers
All images, courtesy Galerie13Jeanette Mariani