December 18, 2018
Multi-disciplinary Laura Berger creates summary environments and explores common themes of rituals, nature, and freedom in her portraits of feminine topics. Berger works primarily in acrylic on wooden panel, but additionally brings her characters to life in ceramics and large-scale murals. Although the scenes in her work differ broadly, Berger has developed a signature coloration palette and minimalist human type that’s immediately recognizable.
Her feminine figures are likely to sport darkish shoulder-length hair dos, and their sturdy trunks and slender arms fold and match along with nearly Escher-like geometry. Spherical suns, outsized flowers, and warm-climate crops like palm leaves and cacti are most often alongside the ladies, creating visible contact factors and a suggestion of narrative within the in any other case flat fields of background coloration. Berger explains that she studied theater efficiency and design, and pursued portray as a private apply, instructing herself and creating her fashion on her personal. She shares with Colossal,
Discovering my present fashion has been a gradual course of that’s developed over a number of years of working full time at portray. It’s at all times altering, although I really feel a bit extra settled in currently and I believe the adjustments are perhaps taking place in slower, extra refined methods now. I believe kinds proceed to evolve with the adjustments in our personal selves and lives—the issues that occur in our inside world and our outer expertise each play an element; getting older impacts artistic work as we see new issues and develop as folks.
Berger’s work in on view by way of December 22, 2018 in her solo present at Hashimoto Up to date in San Francisco, CA. You possibly can see extra of her in progress and completed artwork on Instagram, and buy unique works, in addition to prints, on her web site.
“Sentient”, 30 x40 inches
“Day Turns into Evening”, acrylic on wooden panel, 24 x30 inches
“Shore”, acrylic on wooden panel, 24 x 32 inches
“Evening Poppies”, acrylic on wooden, 24 x 24 inches
“Everyone”, acrylic and gouache on wooden, 16 x 20 inches
“World Hug” sketch
“Lifting the Solar”, mural fee on the Ace Lodge in Palm Springs