Artist Spotlight

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Berman Contemporary establishes connections to artists from all walks of life whose unique artistic processes celebrate their historical and cultural heritage. At Rand Steam we will feature monthly one of our artists to showcase the cultural richness and diversity of South African contemporary art.

 

DAVE-ROVERTSON-30DAYS
28 April - 27 May 2020
28 April - 27 May 2020
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Dave Robertson

I consider myself a versatile visual artist who feels happiest when pushing the limits of my creative process, whether it be expressionist photography, abstract painting or printmaking. My work is often concerned with the in-between spaces which are not immediately apparent but can be found just under the ‘skin’ of the perceived physical world. A place where fact and fiction, objectivity and subjectivity join hands in a magical dance. Where our so-called physical reality seemingly invites aspects of the metaphysical world to show themselves in the work.
22 June - 29 July
22 June - 29 July
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INGRID BOLTON

As single beings, we are microcosms within the macrocosm of community, but we create stronger bonds, and become more than just ourselves, when we form connections. We connect via cell phones and the Internet, gaining access to other individuals, companies and organisations. We join, we link, and we visit. We communicate with each other from the extreme ends of the globe in an instant. All these connections are made possible because of the conductive ability of copper. How we as humans use copper as a resource today will affect generations to come – there is only a finite supply of copper left on earth. My choice to use recycled material is a conscious one, given my deep concerns about the damage that has been inflicted on our environment and that we as humans are possibly becoming less connected with nature. My work investigates the way that global demand for copper has had micro and macro implications for South Africans, as well as for the greater global community.
TANYA-BONELLO-30-DAYS
28 September - 28 October
28 September - 28 October
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MARIAN HESTER

My work explores the pressures placed on the planetary ecology from what is being called the Anthropocene era – the measurable human impact on the natural world. My series of small “landscape bronzes” invites the viewer to examine broken and damaged branches, twigs and uprooted trees close-up and intimately, allowing the viewer to see the detail and beauty that waits to be found even in broken things. The works explore the idea that something apparently valueless is transformed into an item of value when it is remade in a different material – in this case, bronze.
stefan-blom-30days
23 November – 24 December
23 November – 24 December
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Stefan Blom

His current sculptures continue to channel his first-hand experience of the psychic wound inflicted by personal trauma into the more impersonal and largely unstable area of political and social forces. His works investigate how the victim and perpetrator are part of a continuum. Bound together as one entity in an eternal symbiosis, the human spirit is trapped.