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Behind the seen

17-03-2017 t/m 01-03-2018

Exhibition in Kruisheren hotel in Maastricht

In this beautiful location my new series 'Behind the Seen' is presented.
the girls in these artworks are presented in exaggerated costume to provoke commentary on the hyperreal tropes of femininity. Her titular series is an appropriation of the theatrical idiom, ‘behind the scene’. For the artist, this references to what is behind the mere visible and behind the façade. Employing both Pop and contemporary elements, she uses embellishments of puffed sleeves, large collars and crinoline dresses to emphasise the enduring power of female canons. Her portrait compositions take from Old Master paintings, and the enchanting dichotomy that she creates is provocatively realised within a dreamy, playful atmosphere.
As a mother to two daughters, childhood has become a leitmotif in her body of work. She has become inspired by their worlds of imagination, how an unabashed curiosity implores a fascinating path towards awareness through innocent bliss. It is this transition from pure naivety to experience that fascinates Van den Berg.

Barbara van den Berg Behind the seen

Digital Collage 'Antoinette' 2016
Series 'Behind the seen'

In her latest series, Behind the Seen, girls are presented in exaggerated costume to provoke commentary on the hyperreal tropes of femininity. Her titular series is an appropriation of the theatrical idiom, ‘behind the scene’. For the artist, this references to what is behind the mere visible and behind the façade.

Barbara van den Berg’s digital collages are an assemblage of photographs of children, men and women to comprise a whole image that embodies the diversity and complexity of humanity.

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The devil inside me

17-03-2017 t/m 17-09-2017

An exhibition at Public House of Art in Amsterdam

14 artist have made artworks with the theme 'The devil inside me'.
This is an exhibition about society’s greatest enemy and our best friend: temptation.

Barbara van den Berg The devil inside me

Baby Kim

Barbara van den Berg The devil inside me

Baby Bruno

Barbara van den Berg The devil inside me

Baby Donald

KunstRAI

27-05-2015 t/m 31-05-2015

Digital collages and paintings represented by Public House of Art