Swiss Center of North America

No Boundaries Lydia van den Berg / a solo exhibition

Date:  May 12 - June 1, 2011
Location: Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St.
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Contact: Agora gallery

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.”

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


PUBLISHED BY     Swiss Center of North America, 2011

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

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