Christl Berg: Pink Back
Christl Berg grew up in Germany and arrived, via an extended working holiday in India, in Tasmania in 1983 where she has studied, worked and lived as artist and art educator ever since. Her practice has expanded in the past three years from being centered in photography to include drawing and time based media.
Christl’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and is represented in many public collections. Her participation in various residencies such as the Tasmanian Wilderness Residency has been pivotal for her development as artist.
The Work of Art
Pink Back is a colour photograph printed using pigment print onto archival paper and was published in 2006. The photograph shows the detail of the underside of a flower. According to the artist, 'living and working in a regional town, Launceston, my current images respond to my daily passage to and from work, walking along a stretch of suburban main road. The physical presence of plants in this public no-one's land, the exchange I feel to conduct with them as the seasons change; what they seem to reveal, absorb and evoke on a mental and emotional level, fascinates me.'