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Emily Berger

1953
United States

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Brooklyn, New York

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Works by Emily Berger

Old Flame

2022

Paintings , Oil

50.8 x 40.6cm

2342,00 €

Heart Thromb

2021

Paintings , Oil

61 x 51cm

2752,00 €

Rubato #10

2019

Prints , Digital Print

65.4 x 50.2cm

1523,00 €

Hit it

2020

Paintings , Oil

35.6 x 27.9cm

1815,00 €

Elegy

2020

Paintings , Oil

152.4 x 121.9cm

6207,00 €

Fire and Ice

2020

Paintings , Oil

121.9 x 91.4cm

4977,00 €

Berger works with oil paint on wood panels. She layers paint in gestural, horizontal swaths from left to right, stacking the horizontal bands from top to bottom of the surface. An interplay of complementary colors creates a sense of push pull, endowing her compositions with nuanced luminosity. Scraping and scumbling the layers of paint, Berger gives her paintings a textured, painterly, material presence. 
She describes her method as being in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism—as if an event is taking place in the arena of the painting. Her approach, however, is quite controlled.

Berger is inspired by the conversation that emerges as she works between the known and unknown. She approaches her paintings like a form of writing, applying rhythmic, deliberate marks from left to right. 

Berger has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums.

Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Drawings and Prints, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Library Special Collection, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art Library; Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; and the Delaware Art Museum, among others.