Shany van den Berg’s art work is a monologue from within her life as a woman, mother and an artist. Renowned for her technical acumen, subtle symbolism and agility in slipping between figuration and abstraction, her narratives sometimes are a calm reflective meditation, other times obsessive. Van den Berg investigates and interrogate the critical contemporary themes of identity, family and connectedness to the world around us through multimedia expressions of drawings, paintings, collages and sculptural forms. There she reconstitutes her stream of consciousness – as both fable and history. This all binds together a layered ‘map’ – both of her interior solitary landscapes and of more universal concerns – namely the passing of time as we all journey through life. This poignantly serves to remind one that we are all alone but also inescapably part of one human race.



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