Gallery: Body of Work – Mary van den Berk

Postcode 2011 Propinquity – “Where I live” 2018

att on phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Matt on phone postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

 

Georgia and dog - postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

MJ and Abbey – postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Georgia and dog - postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Georgia and dog – postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus- organic butcher -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Marcus  organic butcher -Postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Postcode 2011 Propiniquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Postcode 2011 Propiniquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Trinh dry cleaner-Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Trinh dry cleaner-Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018   

Martin on bench - Postcode 2011 Propinquity - 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Martin on bench – Postcode 2011 Propinquity – 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen pilates coach postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Helen pilates coach postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Helen pilates coach postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm

Helen pilates coach postcode 2011 Propinquity 2018 mixed media on canvas-43x43cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Berk Memories- Postcode 2011 Propinquity - 2018 mixed media on canvas-125x110cm ©MvdBerk 2018

Berk Memories- Postcode 2011 Propinquity – 2018 mixed media on canvas-125x110cm ©MvdBerk 2018

ST NEOT AVE 2018 ©MvdBerk

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