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Memory, despair, fear and hope

Artwork by Iris Berger
Model and Chaos by Iris A Berger
Let Rugby artist Iris Anne Berger lead you through a beautifully painted story about hope and dispair in human experience.

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Iris Anne Berger is a painter with a difference. Fascinated by theory, she tries to use her paintings to show the relationships between time, people and art objects.

 Apples in Landscape
Apples in Landscape by Iris A Berger
Iris’ head isn’t always up in the clouds with theory, however, as she uses these talents to paint some very down-to-earth issues, too. Some of her most provocative paintings are from series on refugees, war and natural disasters.

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Click the images button below to see an online gallery of Iris Berger’s paintings.

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As the gallery pictures show, Iris uses her realistic painting style to explore a new form of narrative painting.

 Anne Frank - Head as Tunnel
Anne Frank - Head as a Tunnel by Iris A Berger
With this she is keen not only to communicate her own feelings, but to express the experiences of others, particularly in difficult times.

She uses memory, anticipation, despair, fear and hope as key themes and all of these make her paintings compelling.

Iris is also interested in the history of art and pushing boundaries of style. One of her series (called The Apples) shows fruit changing through time in a challenging style.

 Seoul, South Korea
Detail of Seoul, South Korea by Iris A Berger
This pushes the accepted idea of the still life painting and makes the viewer question what they’re looking at.

Iris is a Rugby-based artist that has successfully shown work internationally and has paintings in collections in the UK, USA, South Korea, China, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Croatia.

Images are copyright of the artist.

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