KRISTIN HJELLEGJERDE GALLERY LONDON, BERLIN, NEVLUNGHAVN, SCHLOSS GOERNE & WEST PALM BEACH
Sara Berman (b. 1976), Tension, 2022
Oil on linen
200 x 120 cm
Sara Berman received a BA in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in 1999 after which she founded and ran her eponymous fashion brand for 15 years. In 2016 Sara Berman graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art with a MFA in Painting. Berman’s background in fashion influenced her visual arts practice through the use of various textures, layers, mathematical geometry, pattern and materiality. In her work Berman examines how people see and define themselves through the relationships with their clothes, belongings and the spaces they occupy. The character in Sara Berman’s work is inspired by the trope of the female Harlequin in her ascribed role of the Trickster Whore. Through this character Berman explores space and the role of the feminine within it.
Established in 2012, Kristin Hjellegjerde quickly gained recognition as an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting a roster of innovative, international artists, both emerging and established, with strong theoretical and aesthetic bases. Known for its multicultural curatorial approach, the gallery has, over the past years, fostered close and cooperative relationships with museums and curators worldwide, maintaining a deep devotion to the artists it represents.