Primarily an observational painter. Cityscapes of Jerusalem are a recurring motif, but not romanticized or idealized images, rather the grimy rundown reality. Introspective self -portraits and the figure are strong interests.
I am interested in painting as a lens through which to reconcile my perception of the corporeal world
with intangible notions of intense human emotion, experience and meaning. It is an understanding
of art as a treatise on human nature.
Expressionism in all of its manifestations ~ paintings prints photo essay sculpture poetry.
In my works I explore the motion of form, the written word, color and texture that are created with the recycled artifacts of my own life.
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.