Gallery: Body of Work – Mary van den Berk

Postcode 2011 Propinquity – “Where I live” 2018-19

My artworks are about community – people I see regularly or those who I strike up a conversation with initially in the context of taking my dog to the park. or in using other public spaces where I live. I ask permission to take a photograph on my phone which is later developed into a drawing and mono print on linen or canvas.I then add acrylic or oil paint and embellish with embroidery . I aim to capture a fleeting moment of time.

 

 

 

Park Bench Annemarie writing and patting Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench: Alex resting before night shift -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-break-before-night-shift-alex-listening-to-music-potts-point-propinquity

Park Bench Alex resting before night shift -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench :Alex resting before night shift -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-break-before-night-shift-alex-listening-to-music-potts-point-propinquity

2. Park Bench Alex resting before night shift listening to music PPP mixed media on canvas 43x43cm 2019

Park Bench: Alex resting before night shift listening to music Postcode 2011 Propinquity mixed media on canvas 43x43cm 2019 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-break-before-night-shift-alex-listening-to-music-potts-point-propinquity

1. Park Bench: Martin with umbrella - inner city living - POSTCODE 2011 PROPINQUITY

Park Bench: Martin with umbrella – inner city living – POSTCODE 2011 PROPINQUITY ©MvdBerk 2019 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-martin-with-umbrella-potts-point-propinquity

1. Park Bench: Martin with umbrella - inner city living - POSTCODE 2011 PROPINQUITY

1. Park Bench: Martin with umbrella -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-martin-with-umbrella-potts-point-propinquity

1. Park Bench: Martin with umbrella - inner city living - POSTCODE 2011 PROPINQUITY

1. Park Bench: Martin with umbrella -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-martin-with-umbrella-potts-point-propinquity

Matt on mobile phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Matt on mobile phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-matt-on-mobile-potts-point-propinquity

Matt on mobile phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Matt on mobile phone – Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-matt-on-mobile-potts-point-propinquity

 

 

Matt on mobile phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Matt on mobile phone – Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19 https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-matt-on-mobile-potts-point-propinquity

 

Park Bench: Fred n Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park Bench: Detail Fred n Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Park Bench:Detail Fred n Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench: Fred n Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Park Bench: Fred n Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench: Georgia with her dog - inner city living - POTTS POINT  Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench: Georgia with her dog – inner city living – POTTS POINT  Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-georgia-with-her-dog-inner-city-living-potts-point-propinquity

Park Bench: Georgia with her dog - inner city living - POTTS POINT  Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench: Georgia with her dog – inner city living – POTTS POINT  Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on LINEN-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19https://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk/Artwork/park-bench-georgia-with-her-dog-inner-city-living-potts-point-propinquity

Park bench : Smoko break - Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park bench : Smoko break – Postcode 2011
Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

detail Park bench : Smoko break - Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park bench : Smoko break – Postcode 2011
Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench - Georgia writing n patting Abbey -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Park Bench – Georgia writing n patting Abbey -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Park Bench Detail Annemarie w Abbey PPP

Park Bench Annemarie writing and patting Abbey -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018-19

Park Bench - Sophia in wool coat -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Park Bench – Sophia in wool coat -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Park Bench - Sophia in wool coat -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Park Bench – Sophia in wool coat -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates detail flowing movement inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates detail flowing movement inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates detail flowing movement inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates detail flowing movement inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the preparation for scissors inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the preparation for scissors inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the preparation for scissors inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the preparation for scissors inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs - inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs – inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs - inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs – inner city living postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018-19 mixed media on linen-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the hundred -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the hundred -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the hundred -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the hundred -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the swan dive -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the swan dive -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the swan dive -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen the swan dive -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen passion for movement -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen passion for movement -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen passion for movement -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen passion for movement -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen rolling exercise -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen rolling exercise -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen rolling exercise -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen rolling exercise -inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen - the saw-inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen – the saw-inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Detail Pilates Helen - the saw-inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen – the saw-inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Cobbler Caballero Andres - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Cobbler Caballero Andres – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Scott -Magazine seller . Cobbler Caballero Andres - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Scott -Magazine seller . Cobbler Caballero Andres – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Whole Beast Butchery Marcus - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Whole Beast Butchery Marcus – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Dry cleaner laundry Trinh - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Dry cleaner laundry Trinh – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Potts Point Markets Rosie - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Potts Point Markets Rosie – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Postman Colin - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Postman Colin – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Skarfe Brad - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Skarfe Brad – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Potts Point Markets -self - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Potts Point Markets -self – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the swan dive - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the swan dive – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates flowing movement Pilates Helen the swan dive - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen  flowing movement – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen passion for movement Pilates flowing movement Pilates Helen passion for movement - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

 Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen Rocker with open legs – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

 Pilates Helen the hundred - inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

Pilates Helen the hundred – inner city postcode 2011 Propinquity 2019 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2019

ST NEOT AVE 2018 ©MvdBerk

ST NEOT AVE- Postcode 2011 Propinquity – 2018 mixed media on canvas-125x110cm ©MvdBerk 2018

 

Meroogal Womens’ art Prize, Sydney Living Museums,  finalist 2018

Meroogal garden and chooks 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

“Meroogal garden and chooks” 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

 

Meroogal garden and chooks 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

“Meroogal garden and chooks” 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Meroogal garden and chooks 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

“Meroogal garden and chooks” 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Pauline’s Bed 2016-17

 

 

Pauline's Bed - oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016

Pauline’s Bed – oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016

 

Gallery: Body of Work

The Gallery: Body of work depicts art works included in my continuously developing art practice. I am a painter of transience and memory.  I aim to capture visually an essence or a moment in time, a memory which interprets a person, an event or a place. I am fascinated by a fleeting moment which, when revisited, allows for a discovery of greater depth and meaning.

A gallery: body of work is comprised of multiple pieces that are cohesive in nature. It usually doesn’t represent an artist’s oeuvre, a word that most often refers to an artist’s lifetime of work. A body of work shows that an artist  consistently produces art that is distinctive and of a predictable, suitable quality.

My current gallery: body of work focuses on where I live – postcode 2011 propinquity. My works are based on photographs used to create a drawing which is then translated into a mono print which is painted into with acrylic or oil. I also incorporate embroidery into the final layer of the artwork.

Earlier works were based on old family photographs, which are both familiar and hauntingly transient. I worked digitally to create images which start with an old photograph but are then re-contextualised to create new meaning incorporating  new backgrounds which include fabric and texture. The final layer is hand drawn creating a unique multi layered work of art.  If you are interested in purchasing one of my art works in my gallery: body of work please contact mehttps://bluethumb.com.au/mary-van-den-berk