Paul Berger

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I believe that it is impossible to invent or tell a story free from multiple contexts. Exclusive of the final visual product, whether it be painting, photography or sculpture, the overiding principle behind my work is for it to function between object and image.

I attempt to find a common ground between the autonomous art object - the kind that while it can be appreciated in form or surface, it is difficult to discern what it is about - and the banal image, taking an image that is usually passed over without a thought and transcending it's meaning.

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The subject matter has always revolved around the idea of the relationship. Dynamics between couples or groups of people are motifs that surface within the work.

I feel that in today's world we need to ascertain the role the image plays in our culture. The art object is an excellent vehicle to begin this discourse. In the end, hopefully we will all understand the possibilities assumingly vapid imagery can hold, leading to a greater understanding of what, why, and how a culture interprets the fodder used to communicate in our world.


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Paul Berger
Modesto, CA


phone: 209.575.6732
email: bergerp@mjc.edu

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Curriculum Vitae


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