Bitter Sweet by Alex Becker (2012) / Acrylic on canvas / 100 x 80cm.
by Alex Becker (2012) / Acrylic on canvas / 100 x 80cm.
Bitter Sweet (Goat in Aubergine) is one of four in this series. Becker depicts a goat in abstract colours, devoid of a context in which a viewer can place it in visually. However, the name Bitter Sweet (Goat in Aubergine) suggests a gourmet meal in a restaurant. This leaves the meaning of this painting, like all art, open to interpretation as to whether Becker is critiquing the uncontrolled consumption of meat, or being tongue-in-cheek with this imagery.