Michael Becker was born in Oldenburg in 1951, completed an apprenticeship as a display designer, studied graphic design in Bremen and then worked as a graphic designer in advertising agencies.
In addition to commissioned work in advertising design, image editing and illustration, his special interest has always been art. As early as the 1990s, his work could be seen at exhibitions in Bremen, Hude, Soltau, Berlin, Frankfurt, Constance, Luxembourg, Brussels and various art fairs. Since 2004 he is a freelance artist.The artistic work of Michael Becker is characterized by a variety of techniques. He draws, paints and works in wood, putty, ceramics and has models cast in bronze. In his imaginative and surrealistic works, he combines man and nature with erotic allusions and hidden symbolism. In the process, the female body often becomes the playground of his imagination, because for him nature has the essence of a woman: inspiring, fascinating, impressive and full of transformations.Influenced by his work as a graphic designer, he always lets the idea first mature in his head before he realizes it in a mixed technique of ballpoint pen drawing, acrylic painting and airbrush technique. Under the motto "Art with pleasure" Michael Becker lets frivolous and humorous picture worlds arise, which on the one hand have parallels to the animal and plant world and often carry a touch of irony and humor. Above all, his art is meant to be fun. Despite all the strangeness of the compositions, it is particularly important to him to achieve a high degree of aesthetics and originality with his pictures.