Agora Gallery


“My wish is that my images can move people to search and look further than the four lines within a square.”
No Boundaries: Lydia van den Berg/ a solo exhibition
Reception: Thursday, May 12, 2011 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 12 – June 1, 2011

Bulgarian artist Lydia van den Berg uses her distinct artistic style to transform images of our hectic modern world into something serene and cheerful. In an approach she has named ‘Magical-Poetic-Realism,’ van den Berg showcases elements of the real world that are reconfigured in a context of poetic freedom and fantasy. Here the magic of imagination always dominates, pointedly ignoring conventions of realism and the classic perspectives of space and time. Rather, her images reflect an instinctive harmony of color and intensity, and balanced compositions of geometric forms. Using clear precise lines, two-dimensional images, and bright, contrasting colors, van den Berg provides a window into a half-forgotten world of innocence and wonder, re-exploring the boundaries of what might be called home and the terrains of daily life. For van den Berg, “My wish is that my images can move people to search and look further than the four lines within a square.”
Certainly, her appealing and engaging, creations do much to encourage a captivated audience to look more carefully at the sights around them, and find new sources of delight and carefully through the medium of these lively and intensely alluring works. Speaking both to memories of childhood and to adult experience and intelligence, the artist reaches her viewers on levels even they may not realize they possess.

Lydia van den Berg lives and works near Zurich, Switzerland.

Her work may be seen at


PUBLISHED BY         Artist Catalog by AGORA Gallery - 2011

WRITEN BY             Agora Fine Art Gallery and Team – Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, United States

PHOTO IMAGE          No Boundaries – 18”x 25”, Acrylics on French Paper BFK Rives, Solo Exhibition AGORA Gallery “No Boundaries”, Manhattan, 2011