Laura Berger's minimalist figurative paintings that explore our complex relationships
Chicago-based artist Laura Berger loves to explore "existential questions and ideas which exist on a spiritual or emotional plane" and her latest series focuses on themes of interdependence and self-awareness.
Featuring figurative imagery amongst dreamlike minimalistic environments and a muted colour palette, the paintings were recently exhibited in San Francisco in a group show called Future Show. "My work is inspired by many things but is primarily focused around our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the environment, and how we find a sense of place and meaning within the framework of modern life," Laura tells us.
Laura was a performance major in school. For painting, she's primarily self-taught, although she did work on theatrical backdrops when she was at college. "I started a disciplined painting practice about six years after I graduated as a way to find some healing from a difficult time in my life, and it slowly evolved into my full-time job," she adds.
"Creative work and painting feel necessary for me, and I enjoy learning and growing through it. It's a way to express intangible ideas or feelings, and I like my work to be somewhat open to interpretation. I find working with colour to be very therapeutic."
Discover more about Laura Berger at www.lauraberger.com.