Tony Bechara

Tony Bechara


Born in Puerto Rico, Tony Bechara is a longtime resident of New York City and served as the Board President of the El Museo del Barrio for fifteen years. His dynamic art explores the elements of color, geometric abstraction, and pointillism. As part of his artistic process, Bechara chooses a select few colors and applies them randomly, distributing the color as quarter-inch squares throughout the canvas to create a pixelated appearance. Although his process appears to be meticulously planned, Bechara believes his work expresses a freedom of chance, as he states:

“The resulting color combinations and whatever patterning occur is unpredictable and to a great degree, due to change. The painting process is obsessive and repetitive, yet the final work is an exuberant and spontaneous celebration of light and color.” -Artist Statement from the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico




Xanadu by Tony Bechara


Title: Xanadu
Artist: Tony Bechara (b. 1942)
Date: 1976
Medium: painting/acrylic on fabric (cotton duck)
Dimensions: 56 ¼ x 40 inches
Accession Number: H77.5








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