Each of my paintings tells a story. They are based on things I see, read about and watch on TV, as well as memories of events, feelings and colors – the pink of my favorite childhood bathing suit, the first time I told a lie. Color, form and pattern combine to become conversations, expressions and events. When I paint I try to find the balance between intuition and intellect, so that the process of painting becomes an active dialogue with the phenomena of nature. By not dictating the end result I am receptive to a deeper understanding of the world around me. The paintings are like dreams – the events of the day reorganized and combined with other events and memories until a new, often surprising reality has taken shape.
Becky Yazdan lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the New York Studio School where she studied with Bill Jensen, Charles Cajori and Graham Nickson. She had a solo show at the Walter Meade Gallery in Roxbury, NY in 2009 and has been included in group shows at the Rhonda Schaller Gallery, Ico Gallery and the Greenpoint Art Center in New York City, as well the Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.