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Alexandra Berg

MA work

New Works on Paper

Graphite-pencil and collage works on paper.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2015

  • A practice of stillness and patience creates a certain duality: while art and the artist are subjective, the undistracted observation and rendering of something demands a sort of patience; a doubling of self (or removal of self) I can only reserve for this praxis, this specific area of my life. As I draw upon pre-existing imagery, I locate myself within unwitting collaborations with strangers.

    These representations or re-representations seem to make time pliable, no longer linear, allowing one to experience the Freudian sensation of the Uncanny – things that have never lived coming alive, coming toward us as inarguable truths. That which was once an object has been turned into a thing by the loss of its physical weight. (Almost all of that which I draw upon is sourced from the Internet). The thing is then turned back into an object by recreation or re-representation, only to find a certain ambiguity between object and thing within its realm of artistic elevation… I find the hazy spaces between opposing concepts; the infinite and the finite, self and other, interior and exterior, theoretical and empirical, signified and signifier, the represented and the present to be a means for art making (and often a means for extreme frustration).