1. Game of Change 60"x 60"
Timo Beckwith's formative home was once-remote San Diego County community near Mexico.
Its Wild semi-desert ecosystem nurtured and informed his deep and abiding connection with the natural world.
From very early age, creating art and music was an essential part of his being. In the late 1960's he relocated to Berkeley and graduated with high distinction from California College of the Arts. He then moved to Central Coast of California where he continues to draw inspiration from wild places, like Big Sur and Carrizo Plain. As a performing and recording artist of Original World Fusion for over 30 years, music and dance continue to be potent influences in his painting. Through multi-layered techniques his paintings are equally engaging up close or at a distance. At close range, one can explore one can explore small areas full of gesture, color, and texture that reveal once-layers created below.At a distance, forms lines color and shapes seem to dance in time, relating to one another with a rhythmic pulse and tension, while evoking a sense os space that extends beyond the picture plane. The carefully orchestrated positive and negative spaces in his paintings create a sense of atmospheric depth and a delicate balance of push and pull where objects seem to float in a field of charged energy, mender through time or move to music.
His work has been widely exhibited from Reno and Sacramento to San Diego with multiple exhibitions at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art as well. The breath of his work is highly diverse, promoting some to call him Renaissance man. It includes, among others genres, painting, sculpture, mask masking, costume design, photography, filming, and theatrical production design.