My work utilizes my biography not only to explore personal experience but also to provide a lens for the persistent effects of social institutions and cultural practices on the individual. Addressing everything from immigration to sexuality
Berke is a Brooklyn based artist and illustrator. With drawn lines that overlay swaths of color, Berke's work explores instinctive color play and drawn images that study human gesture and how people document their lives in photographs.
In the series, "Runaways," a female protagonist goes on adventures accompanied by various
animal companions. The work conjures a picaresque sprit familiar from adventure stories in which
a heroine navigates an exotic and unfamiliar world.
My work consists of paintings, drawings and photographs reflective of the many places I've lived,
worked or visited in and around Brooklyn, its historic landscape and as well as the people I've
met, and continue to meet, along the way.
Clifford’s work investigates the intersection of aesthetics and violence; he is currently at work on a
group of large-scale drawings based on early 20th-century carnival shooting galleries using ink
and inlaid paper.