Michael Bergt: the power of form

18 September - 4 October 2015

In "The Power of Form," Michael Bergt addresses one of the fundamental concerns of figurative artists: how to deal with concept of form in relation to the human figure. The figure in Bergt’s work operates outside of narrative and integrates diverse cultural motifs into a cohesive whole.

Form, as understood by sculptors, is central to his interpretation of the figure. Using renaissance techniques such as crosshatching and egg tempera, Bergt’s subjects emerge from a neutral or patterned background allowing for a greater realization of the figure. Ambiguity is a central tenant in his process and allows for reflection on the paradoxes of the human condition.

Michael Bergt has been exhibiting his work for three decades and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition nationally and internationally including the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, Lower Belvedere Place, Vienna and the Arnot Museum, New York. His work is held in a number of public and private collections.